There is a known issue between Revit and the “Microsoft Print to PDF” printer in Windows 10. If this printer is set as the default printer in Windows 10, the “Setup…” button, shown below, will become non-responsive.

Revit Print Dialog

In order to resolve this issue, you have to change your Windows default printer to a different printer. Changing the printer in the Print Dialog window will not resolve this issue. However, Revit does not need to be closed, only the print dialog window. We recommend changing your default printer to another PDF printer.

Changing Default Printer

In order to change your default printer, you need to go to Settings by clicking the windows start icon, and then the gear icon (as shown below).

Settings Icon

This will open the settings dialog, where you will need to click “Devices.” This will take you to the screen shown below. Click “Devices and Printers” under “Related settings.”

Windows 10 – Devices

This will show you a window with a list of available printers, which should look similar to the window below. Right click on the printer you want to set as your default printer and click “Set as Default Printer.” In Revit you will be able to relaunch the Print dialog window and click “Setup…”

Set as Default

Nick Sipes has spent a decade working in the design and construction industry, always with one toe in the technology pool. For seven years, he worked for a major global architecture firm in their interior design group where he specialized on corporate offices and government facilities. While there, he led the BIM implementation for their interior design department and worked hard to create companywide consistency by developing standards for the entire firm. Following his efforts there, he transitioned to a small Maryland architecture firm where he became their BIM champion by working hard to migrate them from AutoCAD to Revit.

Once realizing that the water felt fine, Nick dove into the technical side of the pool by becoming an Applications Specialist at CADD Microsystems, where he currently works. Nick focuses on Revit and BIM related workflows for large and small groups, and teaches Revit Architecture out CADD’s certified training facilities.

Nick is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional, LEED ID+C accredited professional, Maryland Licensed Interior Designer, NCIDQ holder, and IIDA member.

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