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    Pipe Fitting Not appearing Consistently

    I have a long sweep elbow fitting that works beautifully in one project, but in a different project the angle fails. Can anyone help me troubleshoot this odd and frustrating issue?

    It only happens on the 45° angles. The annotation on low detail levels shows up correctly, but just the 3D element in that one project template it goes wrong and the fitting angle extends too far.

    Pipe Fitting Not appearing Consistently-bce-template-elbow.pngPipe Fitting Not appearing Consistently-am-template-elbow.png

    Thank you,
    -Ren

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    I dont think they make 45 degree elbows the way you are showing them i know in my office when dont show them like that. because we cant find a company to make them that way.
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    they do make them but they are very expensive for a pvc fitting

    anyway post the offending family ill see if i can fix it


    I take that back it was pvc conduit not pipe
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    These are long sweep elbows based off the dimensions my company needs for our in-house fabrication. It is programmed with the functionality to change angles, but the trick is that the family functions perfectly in one template, but not another. I based this off of a similar working fitting that behaved correctly, but did not have the long sweep.

    The generic fittings you find in Revit do not have this function and manufacturer's families have no functionality for adjustments, so typically I make my own. This is the first time I have had this particular issue though. It can be done and has been, just this time I am stumped on this error.

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    have u tried running a recover on the file?

    Other than that your probably going to have to look at the api or the journal file to see what is causing the elbow to behave that way in one project file and not another

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    These are long sweep elbows based off the dimensions my company needs for our in-house fabrication. It is programmed with the functionality to change angles, but the trick is that the family functions perfectly in one template, but not another. I based this off of a similar working fitting that behaved correctly, but did not have the long sweep.

    The generic fittings you find in Revit do not have this function and manufacturer's families have no functionality for adjustments, so typically I make my own. This is the first time I have had this particular issue though. It can be done and has been, just this time I am stumped on this error.

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    I tried a recover with back-up files. The fitting can be inserted into both projects back and forth with the same results.

    How would I look at the api/ journal file?

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    api is the actual computer code for revit so i would go with the journal file trying to recall the location where they are stored

    Revit OpEd: Revit Journal Folder and Saving Files on Network Drives

    this web site shows be default where they are stored
    Last edited by Darius; October 31st, 2016 at 06:51 PM.

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