Interesting question Vince. My first thought was that the new columns wouldn’t apply to old markups because of formulas and such, but that doesn’t make sense since the formulas are column based, not tool based.
I’ve had a similar issue where I’ve opened a takeoff file that was created by one of my coworkers with a different profile and an older version of Revu. When I add new a new markup my custom columns populate, but they don’t for the previously applied markups.
Perhaps there is a “refresh markups” or “recalculate columns” command that we haven’t seen yet? If there isn’t, perhaps this is something to add to the “feature request list”.
Vince, you’re correct the custom columns live in the document, not the profile. Go into an updated drawing and go to the custom column tab. Export the custom column file to a good location. Not on your old documents, go to the custom columns tab again and import that file. This should update the document!