Reduce Data Corruption in Revit Models

Jeff Hanson December 18, 2019

1 min read

We’ve probably all had the experience of pushing to meet a deadline to complete a model, only to be slowed down by having to stop and fix corrupted project files. That’s no way to spend your time with the clock ticking. There are steps you can take to reduce data corruption in Revit.

There are two types of data corruption: element-level corruption and project-level corruption. This means that elements can become corrupted or your entire project can become corrupted.

Causes of Data Corruption

So, what causes Revit data to become corrupted?

Here are some of the reasons we’ve identified:

How Can I Prevent Data from Becoming Corrupted?

A few basic good practices, such as updating and auditing your models regularly and making sure you have enough available hard disk space can minimize the risk of elements or projects becoming corrupted.

For more details about how to keep your Revit projects healthy, review the guidelines in Best Practices: Preventing Data Corruption in Revit.

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