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Autodesk Revit performance issues can become a major problem when working on large projects. Navigating the model can get slow, and loading and saving files can take forever. Here’s a list of things to keep in mind in case your Revit model slows down.

Revit is pretty straightforward to use. But it doesn’t mean that we can’t find something new to increase our productivity. Either you are new to Revit, or already use it for years, there are always new things we can learn!

1. Close inactive windows to improve Revit performance.

When Revit regenerates the model, it does so in all open views. Use the Close Inactive Windows command to close open windows that you’re not using.

2. Clean!

Removes unused content from the Revit file, such as families, groups, materials, and more. These items help increase the file size, so if you don’t need them, delete them. You can always bring them back if you need them later.

3. Remove unnecessary views to improve Revit performance

Try to keep your project as light as possible. Too‡ many views can slow down Revit performance, so be sure to remove all temporary or unnecessary views.

4. Reduce the Section Box in 3D views to improve Revit performance

When navigating within a 3D view, use a section box to center the area you are working on. This reduces the number of visible items that Autodesk Revit has to process.

5. Turn off unnecessary categories

Disable categories/subcategories that you don’t need to display in a particular view. This reduces the time Revit takes to render the view. Create and apply view templates to make this job easier.

6. Link DWG files to improve Revit performance

When working with CAD files in Revit, you should always link them into the project instead of importing them. When importing, the size of the file is added to the size of the project. Linking is similar to an external reference in Autocad, which creates a link to an external file.

7.   Close Worksets

When working in your Revit project, most of the time you will be focused on just one area at a time. To help speed up your session, It’s a good idea to close any worksets that you are not currently working in.

8. Turn off the shadows

This may sound pretty obvious, but don’t turn on shadows in views that don’t need them, as it will slow down your project.

9. Far Clip Sections

Make sure the Far clip option is active in all section & elevation views. Reduce the clip line to show only the necessary extents for that view. This reduces the processing time when Revit generates the view.

10.   Raster images

Avoid bring in large raster images. Try to optimize the image before importing as the file size will remain the same, even if you scale it down within Revit. Delete any unwanted raster images or renderings.

At the end, following these tips will help you improve the performance of your Revit projects. Try to keep these points in mind as you model, as they will help you avoid large files and slow projects.

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