Adding new Glass Types to Revit

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Glass Types that are already in Revit’s list of Construction Types will update immediately. Some of the entries in the Linc database may not be in Revit or may not have been previously added to Revit’s own list of Construction Types.

In Revit 2019 and earlier versions, if this is the case, the properties for the glazing element will not update until Revit is closed and re-launched. This allows Revit to write the new entries to its internal list. With Revit version 2020, the new entry is immediately added to the list, is available to view in Revit and the results will update after the Refresh button is used.

In Revit 2019 – changes will be applied on next launch

You do not need to save the model, on re-launching Revit and opening the same project with FenestraPro, a message will appear advising that changes to properties were made in a previous session. If you wish to apply these changes you may click Yes. If you do not wish to update the glazed elements with the new properties choose No. To cancel the changes and not have the message reappear, click on Don’t Ask again.

The Linc database may be accessed from various locations within FenestraPro such as when Adding Windows, using  Surface Fix or Update Glazing functions etc.

On reopening Revit – reminder message of pending changes to apply

If Revit needs to be restarted to update (Revit 2019 and earlier), the results in the Surface Dashboard and in Revit’s Edit Type may display as zero. This is because the properties will need to update the next time that Revit is opened.

Glass types that are already in Revit are updated immediately. You may substitute several Glass Types using Linc and then restart Revit. All changes made will be updated to Revit.


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