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    Revit Icons (for those of you not on Twitter)

    Brian Payne (on Twitter) has been updating Revit icons to have small pieces of text on them indicating the years, since Autodesk stopped updating the icon after 2017. (I find this amusing, since i know i was super vocal in complaining about the updated icon... But it wasnt that they changed year to year that i was complaining about, it was the slayer/megadeath looking origami snafu in 2016*, that i was complaining about).

    Anyway, I have been using Brian's icons, and they have been great. While working on a clients deployments for an office wide rollout, i used them as well. They asked if i could move the text to the top instead of the bottom. Simple enough, but- since i had just downloaded the PNG and ICO from Brian- i recreated them so i could make that change. Figured id make the R a bit smaller as well, to give the year more room to get larger.

    I didnt use a real icon creeator software, so- even though i told it to make an icon at all the sizes windows uses- im sure it looks like trash in small icon modes.

    But if anyone wants the years to be labeled in their shortcuts or Quick Launches, here they are:

    https://parallaxteam.sharefile.com/d-sdd0ae2607d04e59b

    *Funny story about the Origami icons, by the way: Back in the Windows 7 days, we had a way to auto pin icons to the Quick Launch / Taskbar, when we were installing platforms. So at yearly deployment time, when i removed old versions of software (like AutoCAD), and installed new ones, i would pin the new shortcut to the taskbar so folks knew it was there. The year of the wild origami, we actually got a crapload of Helpdesk requests, the day after deployments. People were like *YOU TOOK MY AUTOCAD AWAY AND I NEED IT TODAY OMG!!!!"

    They didnt recognize the origami icon. I (personally) think that falls under *you had one job.* lol.

    That said, i really like the simpler icons from the last few years. But since i keep them all pinned next to each other, having the year on them is nice. Less of an issue for me, since- as they are pinned- they dont shift order. But for folks that DONT pin them, its doubly nice to have.
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    Cheers Aaron

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    eh, I just keep the latest installed Revit version in my Quick Launch toolbar, with the toolbar length locked and previous versions hidden in the little arrow on the right side. And yes that's Win7 because I LIKE it! Hate Win8/8.1/10/whatever
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    Thanks. I've send it out to my team

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
    eh, I just keep the latest installed Revit version in my Quick Launch toolbar, with the toolbar length locked and previous versions hidden in the little arrow on the right side. And yes that's Win7 because I LIKE it! Hate Win8/8.1/10/whatever


    Which is great, for you.

    Tons of users end up with the icons side by side, hence they ASKED for the icons to be made. Having the old versions on the right under the arrow doesnt do squat for eliminating confusion, when 2017 and 2018 have the same icon still. And next year, presumably when 2020 has the same icon, there will be 4 versions all with the same icon.

    As for Windows 7... I dont begrudge anyone that wants to stay working in a Legacy unsupported operating system. Doesnt affect me at all. Been all Windows 10 here for over three years. Its cringeworthy when i have to go back to Windows 7, lol.
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    Thanks to both Aaron and Brian!
    I've used Brian's icon before by copying it to the Revit folder and replacing the OOTB icon
    C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit 2018\Revit.ico
    However, that show on the Desktop, but doesn't replace the one that shows on the Task Bar
    Is there a way to get the replacement icons to show on the Task Bar?

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    Right click the properties for the task bar shortcuts and change there....then reboot. Should show up after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Thanks to both Aaron and Brian!
    I've used Brian's icon before by copying it to the Revit folder and replacing the OOTB icon
    C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit 2018\Revit.ico
    However, that show on the Desktop, but doesn't replace the one that shows on the Task Bar
    Is there a way to get the replacement icons to show on the Task Bar?
    You can either do as MP suggested, and change that one as well, or you can actually unpin it, and pin the new one. When you pin to QL bar, it actually creates a copy of the shortcut, in another folder on your machine. And that folder uses the old ICO. I have the Icons all go to a _resources folder that the Px Tools put on every computer here (used for many different things), and then i have pre built Shortcuts that get copied in to the default shortcut folders, and the desktops. Effectively, on the machines here (and at my clients offices), the original shortcuts never show up.

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    All it takes is a quick hover over the icon for the tooltip to show which version the icon is for. And if they're all pinned in chronological order it's not hard to learn that the right-most icon is the latest version. Sure it would be logical for ADSK to put the number on the icon themselves. Sort of a "duhh" thing if they're going to use the same icon for different versions. But in this office no one has ever complained about it.

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    That's fine for manually setting.
    I was hoping for a way to set it automatically at deployment.
    Like with a Registry setting or something.

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