After a year or more working in a certain version of Revit, it is natural to notice subtle changes when switching to a newer one. So it comes as no surprise that I’ve been noticing how difficult it is in Revit 2012 (even with SP1) to select something. I’ve had other users point out the same thing so I don’t think I’m losing my mind just yet. What’s up with that?
When hovering over objects, they used to pre-highlight seamlessly but in 2012, this seems to have broken down. I wonder if this is a side-effect of the new solid color you get when selecting something, or perhaps the ghosting functionality? Who knows…it’s really annoying and I hope it gets fixed soon!
Edit: Seems that this issue is specific to HD 3000 on-processor graphics on the second generation Intel chips (i7) and also coupled with curtain walls used for tilt-up walls (basic walls used for panels). The combination of these made things very weird when pre-highlighting but it seems that disabling hardware acceleration helps reduce the problems.