From a performance perspective, and especially when working on large models, it is advantageous to run Revit in Windows high priority memory mode.
When starting Revit in the regular fashion (double clicking on the default icon) it does not run in high priority memory mode. To see this, open task manager <Ctr+Alt+Del><Task Manager><More Details>.
RMC on Revit & <Go to details>
This action select the Revit application in the Details tab. Now RMC on Revit again and <Set Priority><High>.
Acknowledge that the priority must be changed regardless of possible system instability that may result.
Investigating the priority again now shows it to be set to high.
Using this method necessitates one to repeat the process for every session of Revit. Instead one can employ a batch file to start Revit in high priority memory mode from the word go. However, the original Revit icon must still be used when batch upgrading family files.
Create a text file with the following content:
start “revit” /high “C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit 2016\Revit.exe” /language ENU
The file path and language settings were obtained from the default Revit icon. <RMC Revit icon><Properties>.
Copy the shortcut target path to paste into the text file if necessary.
Set the view properties on Windows Explorer to show the file extensions.
Copy the text file and change the extension from “.txt” to “.bat” (batch file).
Confirm the extension change.
RMC on the batch file and send it to the Desktop as a shortcut.
RMC on the default Revit icon and go to <Properties> then click on <Change Icon>
Copy the icon file path
Close the dialogue boxes, keeping the file path on the clipboard.
RMC on the batch file shortcut that was placed on the desktop and select <Rename>. Rename the file to something more appropriate, like “Revit 2016 BAT” – to differentiate it from the default icon.
RMC on the shortcut, select <Properties> and then <Change Icon>.
Accept the advisory message then paste the default Revit icon file path as the batch file shortcut icon file path.
The new file path displays the Revit icon for the Batch file shortcut.
Here the two icons are shown next to each other. Only the file names differentiate them on the desktop, the BAT file representing the one that runs Revit in high priority memory mode.
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