Known Issues

The following known issues have been identified in Ideate Automation. If you encounter anything that is not listed here, please first check that you are running the latest release. If you are, we would appreciate a report about any unwanted behavior, as well as suggestions for improvements or new features to [email protected]

Autodesk Cloud (BIM 360) Login Error

An issue has been reported that on some virtual machines the MS WebView2 Runtime may not be installed or may be disabled to save resources. In this case the Autodesk Cloud login will fail. Please review the article here for more info and download links for the component:

 Language Support for Built-In Scripts — Fixed in v2.1

If Revit was run in a non-English language just prior to running an Automation task, the Revit language setting is retained. Currently the built-in scripts expect English language and can encounter issues where certain outputs are based on Revit parameters and these parameters are not named in English (e.g. Project Name). An example of this issue would be the Excel file produced by the script would be created as “...${Revit.CurrentFile.ProjectInfo.Project….xlsx” 

The following scripts are known to be affected: AUT-Revit File Data; IBL-Multi_Export; IBL-Export_Project_Link_Definitions. 

Export fails because of invalid characters

Certain characters that are not allowed in file names can still be used in Revit as part of parameters. The most common example is a “/” when used in sheet or view names. When running a task that would result in a file named based on such parameter (e.g DWG or PDF export), there will be no file created, and the log will indicate an error listing ‘invalid characters’.

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