The Revit warning, “Identical Instances” doesn’t have to create stress. You can easily resolve the problems with Ideate Explorer. If you ignore this warning, you face the possibility of incorrect schedule data, model inaccuracy, and potential errors in the field.

Ideate Explorer provides superior quality control by giving you the flexibility to define and manage only the warnings you deem appropriate.

Here are the steps to resolve the Identical Instances issue:

  1. Open Ideate Explorer and have the Warnings tab active
  2. Expand on the Identical Instance warnings to see which elements are in conflict
  3. Click on each element to get to additional details, such as the element ID, who created the element, and who last updated the element in the central model
  4. Review the display in the Revit Property Pallet, because the geometry might be identical, but the data might be quite different
  5. Choose which elements to keep and which to delete

To see a demonstration, view our short video, “Revit Warnings – RESOLVED! Identical Instances.

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.

For implementation services or to learn more about how Ideate Explorer can help your business, please contact [email protected]

About the Author

Richard W. Taylor, Associate AIA – Technical Evangelist 
Richard has more than 30 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions, such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 18 years of Revit experience, and he was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked for 12 years at Autodesk, where he presented, taught, and worked to improve features in Revit. Richard holds both a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. As Technical Evangelist, Richard works with AECO clients worldwide, developing and consulting on BIM solutions. Find Richard on Twitter.