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I am not one of those people who react negatively to changes in interface with software upgrades. Usually they're there's a good reason for them, and usually they lead to a better user experience once you make the adjustment. Usually. Not always. The double-click a family to edit it thing still bugs the heck out of me... why? Never mind. that's not the subject of this post - I already addressed that in this post from August 15. No, this time I'm complaining about the color of selected objects in Revit. It's blue. That's just wrong. Even though my favorite color is blue, selected objects should not be blue - they used to be red, several releases ago. I have no idea why someone decided to make them blue.  What's the big deal? Two things: The color of pre-selected objects is  also blue - the exact same shade of blue as selected objects. This can sometimes confuse people, especially new users, as to what is selected and what is about to be selected. For Revit MEP users in ...

Several times this has happened to me, where Navisworks will get stuck in "selection mode" which prevents me from selecting any of the viewing functions from the Navigation bar. I recently was teaching a class, where several folks in the class had the same problem. I have tried several actions to clear the problem and have found the most reliable: right-click in the background and select SCENE. Seems to clear the problem everytime.