Manage Revit Warnings with Ideate Explorer

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Related topic: Export Warnings

Type of Rankings 

Within Ideate Explorer on the Warnings tab, each Revit warning can be tagged with one of four possible rankings: Not Ranked, Low, Medium, or High. The rankings are displayed within Ideate Explorer in descending order of their rankings, with High being at the top and Not Ranked warnings being at the bottom. 

Revit warnings sorted by importance

Warnings that are tagged with the High ranking are considered the most important. If a project has any warnings tagged as High, a special alert icon will display at the top of Ideate Explorer to the right of the Display drop-down. If all the high-ranked warnings are being filtered or excluded by a text search this special icon will not display.

Related topic: Setting a Ranking

Alert icon for high-ranked Revit warnings

Setting Rankings 

The ranking of warnings can be done within the Warnings tab or from the Manage dialog. The list of warnings shown within the Warnings tab is exclusive to the active warnings. The list of warnings shown within the Manage dialog includes all warnings that have been previously defined, regardless of those active within the current project.

Active Warnings 

To set the ranking of a Revit warning type from the Ideate Explore>Warnings tab, right-click on the warning type, as shown below, then select Set Ranking and choose from one of the four options shown. Once you’ve established your preferred rankings you may want to make this a company standard or share these settings with another project team. To learn more about this, review the related topic: Set Warning Standards

In addition to setting the ranking, you can also hide a warning type.

Set the importance of a Revit warning in Ideate Explorer

All Defined Warnings

To access a list of pre-defined warnings, regardless of the current project, select the Manage option as shown.

Learn more editing this list of warnings within the related topic: Warning Standards


Hiding a Warning Type

Sometimes a particular warning type may be an unnecessary distraction. Some warnings, like Duplicate Type, may be deemed acceptable to the BIM Manager (for a particular project or for all projects). In this case, hiding this warning type can help keep the team focused on other, more important warnings. When a warning is hidden the following will also happen:

*To unhide a warning type, use the Filter options to display Hidden Warnings, as shown. Select a warning type from this filtered list, then right-click to select the Unhide option.

The choices to hide/unhide and ranking settings are saved within the active project. 

Related topic: Warning Standards

Display hidden warnings in Ideate Explorer

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