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    Reference Plane Visibility

    I'm working off of a model created by another user and there are existing reference planes that fixtures are hosted to. I cannot seem to view these reference planes in section. I have created new reference planes that i can see/move/edit in section, but now that i need to move the existing reference planes i am unable to do so. I can still host fixtures to it, they appear when i edit the workplane of a fixture, but i cant see them in order to move them. Any ideas how to make these planes visible/editable?

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    Go into a 3D view, make sure there is nothing croping anything in your 3D view. Set your work plane to the troubled RP and click Show. This will show you the extents of the RP. Verify that the RP does in fact cut thru the section you are having trouble with. If it does cut thru the troubled section view... I am stumped... But more then likely the RP's extents are not being cut by your section.
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    Thanks Alex.

    But that didnt seem to do the trick. It looks like the reference plane is encompasing the entire plan. Could it have to do with the reference plane being locked to any specific ceiling? And if so, is there somewhere i can see these properties and alter the location, etc.?

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    Is the RP on a different Workset? Is it assigned to a Scope Box??? Is the RP hidden using Element Hide??? To the best of my knowledge you can't filers RPs...

    Maybe you can upload a striped down copy of your project for us to look at.

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    reference planes must be perpendicular to section line

    make sure your section line is PERPENDICULAR to all your reference planes.

    I have only just figured this out. It has been driving me mental.
    Good luck .-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jana.honkova View Post
    make sure your section line is PERPENDICULAR to all your reference planes.

    I have only just figured this out. It has been driving me mental.
    Good luck .-)
    good god this was driving me nuts, thank you for this post! another revit quirk that makes my blood boil...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jana.honkova View Post
    make sure your section line is PERPENDICULAR to all your reference planes.

    I have only just figured this out. It has been driving me mental.
    Good luck .-)
    HAHA... me too! Classic Revit!

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    Ha..typical.
    I never use ref planes (Except in families), they clutter up the model.
    I dont even use sections any more, unless they are a detail to go on a sheet, for the same reason.

    Strangely (Because the industry is fixated on 2D?) they have tried hard to make 3D inaccessible in revit despite it being a 3D environment. But if you figure out what works you can model almost everything in 3D views and zip around in your model using the 'BX' auto 3D view.
    You can set your workplane to any existing surface in the 3D view and also use that to rotate things vertically.
    Last edited by josephpeel; March 15th, 2018 at 05:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephpeel View Post
    Ha..typical.
    I never use ref planes (Except in families), they clutter up the model.
    I dont even use sections any more, unless they are a detail to go on a sheet, for the same reason.

    Strangely (Because the industry is fixated on 2D?) they have tried hard to make 3D inaccessible in revit despite it being a 3D environment. But if you figure out what works you can model almost everything in 3D views and zip around in your model using the 'BX' auto 3D view.
    You can set your workplane to any existing surface in the 3D view and also use that to rotate things vertically.
    Hi Joseph, out of curiosity, what is a 'BX' auto 3D view??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Jones View Post
    Hi Joseph, out of curiosity, what is a 'BX' auto 3D view??
    Works like the coins 3D section box, except you dont get to choose which 3D view you want to go to, or what the bounding box offset should be.
    Still a welcome addition to Revit though.

    Ps 'BX' is the default Revit keyboard shortcut
    Last edited by elton williams; March 15th, 2018 at 10:04 PM.
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