Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Revit 'Sun and Shadow Updater' Error Message


When adjusting the Sun settings in Revit 2016 or 2017 you may get this error: "Third party updater 'Sun and Shadow Settings Updater' has experienced a problem and its action had to be canceled."

Revit error displayed when changing Sun settings

The problem relates to Dynamo and since it gets installed automatically now you have to manually update it to resolve this issue.

Here is a link to Autodesk's knowledge base article on this:
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Third-Party-Updater-Error-Message-Sun-and-Shadow-in-Revit-2016.html

FYI: Before I knew what was causing this I would just click Disable Updater and not experience any issues with normal Revit functionality.

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