Ribbon headaches after installing Revit 2014

Today we cover something 100% practical. If your firm is in the transition to Revit 2014, you may experience some unpleasant surprises when working with older releases of Revit. The things to look out for are issues where the contextual ribbon doesn’t update or show appropriate tools. A quick and dirty workaround is to minimize and cycle through the ribbon until you see the tools again. That is a band-aid solution, so if you are experiencing this problem and doing work with deadlines, below are links to help guide you to a speedy and permanent resolution to minimize downtime:

Revit 2012
You must already have downloaded and installed Update 2 prior to downloading and installing the hotfix. Make sure to check out the readme link when applying this hotfix to fix the ribbon issues.
Revit 2013
Update release 2 fixes this issue in 2013. If you have a Revit Architecture, Revit Structure or Revit MEP, you have to select the correct link for your installation. Building Design Suite Revit 2013 (One Box) uses a separate installer. It matters which product you have, so chose the correct download link!
Edwin Guerra


Edwin is a BIM Consultant focusing on Building Performance and Structural Design with Summit Technologies, a leading provider of BIM consulting services based in Vancouver, BC. Edwin’s extensive knowledge of Revit, Dynamo, Navisworks, Bluebeam, Ecotect, Green Building Studio and Autodesk Vasari, is complemented by a passion for Green Building Design.

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