When the Revit Application Menu is Slowing You Down

Today’s post is a quickie. I had recently had someone contact me about the severe lag time he was experiencing whenever he selected the Revit Application Menu (that’s the blue Revit button in the upper left corner). It was taking a minute or more for Revit to react and display the subsequent menu.

In my experience, this can happen when Revit is trying to find a file on a network drive that you are no longer connected to. Go to your .ini file and delete the offending location from your recent files list and you should find yourself back in action with no delay.

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Dimitri Harvalias


Dimitri is a Senior Technical Consultant and Revit Guru at Summit Technologies. He draws on over 35 years of practical experience in the AEC domain. His education as a building technologist and hands-on experience in all facets of design, construction contract administration and CAD management gives him a unique perspective on the integration of BIM technology solutions to the design and project delivery process.

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