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Thread: Not going Home - In-place modelling

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    Not going Home - In-place modelling

    I keep wondering if this is intentional behaviour in the Revit interface...

    If you start in-place modelling Revit shows the Modify palette/panel - which has no tools on it to enable you to do any modelling.

    As far as I can see, you have to click on the Home tab to bring up the modelling tools... or am I missing something?

    It was like this in the last version of Revit and was mystifying/extremely annoying then but as I've never seen comment on it and it hasn't been changed in 2012 I assume there must be a reason for this?

    It can't be so as to keep Finish/Cancel visible because that follows you to the Home tab.

    Just wondered.

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    What you have described is true for Revit 2011. However, in Revit 2012, when I do: Component > In-Place model > select a category > The ribbon goes to the Home tab where I have all the tools for solids.

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    Thanks for trying that out Alfredo.

    My install of 2012 doesn't do that - it stays on the Modify tab just as it did in 2011.

    There is an Options->User Interface choice button but that doesn't seem to make any difference to this behaviour.

    The only other thing I can think of is that the Wacom Intuos4 tablet driver might be interfering with the ribbon?

    Strange.

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    I get the Home tab in both 2011 and 2012. Maybe try resetting the UI State file. http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...linkID=9243099

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    Many thanks, that is a neat script...

    and it works !

    Very strange - it was a new installation of Revit 2012 with no customisation of the UI but I did notice that every time Revit opened the Modify tab was active rather than the Home tab.

    Running the script has fixed it so that the Home tab is active now when Revit 2012 opens and when creating in-place families, the ribbon jumps back to the Home tab after the Family Category is selected.

    Wonderful

    Thanks very much

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    You can run the script.
    But all you have to do is delete the UIState.dat file located

    "C:\Users\<self>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Au todesk Revit Architecture 2012\UIState.dat"

    and when you reboot Revit it will generate another file and reset to default ribbon.
    Also if you want, copy this file to a flash drive and drop it into a different machine (rename existing UIState.dat first) your ribbon and QAT will be set to your defaults.

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    Thanks Mark,

    Still seems odd though on a new install - I only ever use the default ribbon and QAT - probably because when it first appeared in Revit 2010?, it seemed unstable when rearranged and I disliked it so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willsud View Post
    Thanks Mark,

    Still seems odd though on a new install - I only ever use the default ribbon and QAT - probably because when it first appeared in Revit 2010?, it seemed unstable when rearranged and I disliked it so much.
    2010 was a long time ago. The customization of the QAT and Tabs and order within the Tabs is now very stable. Holding down Ctrl you can rearrange your menus and the QAT is very handy. Much prefer my home tab on the right.
    Once you have it customized how you like I make a copy of the UIState.dat just incase yoiu get a situation like you have just had.
    Delete the old (corupt) one, rename the new one and you are right to go.

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    Just tried dragging the Home tab using the Ctrl key... and one other tab...

    Now Revit doesn't jump back to the Home tab when creating in-place families.

    Very odd behaviour - must look into this a bit more when I've time.

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