Don’t worry if you get the Revit warning, “Highlighted floors overlap.” You can easily resolve the problem with Ideate Explorer. If you ignore the warning, you will encounter improperly hosted elements and inaccurate quantity takeoffs.

Here are the steps to resolve the issue:

  1. Select the group of elements associated with the warning
  2. Use the Revit selection box to isolate the selected elements
  3. Use Temporary Hide to isolate the selected elements
  4. To fix the problem:
    1. Adjust the floor boundaries, so they don’t overlap, OR
    2. Use the Join command, so you can retain the desired relationship between the two floors
  5. Hit Refresh

To see a demonstration, click on the screenshot below to view our short video, “Revit Warnings – RESOLVED! Floors Overlap.”


Failure to manage the warnings in your Revit project could result in poor performance, slow synchronization times, or even file corruption. Use Ideate Explorer to keep warnings under control.

Visit the Ideate Software website to learn more about how Ideate Software applications can streamline your Revit workflows.

About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB – Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a registered architect and has worked within the building information modeling (BIM) industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is the Director of Software Development Services and continues to work with AECO clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to BIM challenges. In her spare time, Glynnis volunteers for the local high school and with growitgreenmorristown.org. Find Glynnis on LinkedIn.