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    Family not showing up

    I've checked all the usual suspects. I even went down the list of "33 reason why" something won't show up.

    But I'm stumped.

    When I reveal hidden elements, the family shows up. It's not colored as if it's hidden. It's white, as if it's not.

    When I turn off the reveal, it's not there. Someone care to explain this to me?
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    Dan

    #2
    Have you tried the trick where you orient to that view from 3D? Sometimes it helps me solve the issue.

    If it's a buggy item, maybe you can cut the family to clipboard and paste aligned to same location and see if that fixes the issue.
    Sarah Foulkes

    Not a Revit Robot

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      #3
      What's that trick? Just see if it's in the 3d view?

      WOW, I didn't know you could do that! I mean, i've used orient to a plane before, but orient to view is awesome! :laugh:

      Anyway, it's there in the 3D view. So now what?
      Last edited by dzatto; June 9, 2011, 05:26 PM.
      Dan

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        #4
        That's the trick. Sometimes it helps me catch something I missed, like if the family is out of view range or covered up by something. But if you already went down the 33 reasons list than you might not be helped by it.
        Sarah Foulkes

        Not a Revit Robot

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          #5
          I just did it and it's there. I tried the cut and paste trick, and it's still doing it. I'm stumped.
          Dan

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            #6
            is this solved already? does it work if you place another family? could you post the file...?
            Martijn de Riet
            Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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              #7
              What category is the family? Is it a non-cuttable family?

              Arcturis
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                #8
                Nope, not solved yet. I just moved on to bigger and better things. :laugh:

                I do need to revisit this, though. Let me see if I can get something together to post.
                I made it a generic model family. Floor hosted.
                Dan

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                  #9
                  Geeze, never mind. I was messing with it again, and figured it out. I'm an idiot.

                  In the original post, I stated I had the category turned off, and when I turned it on it woudln't appear. Well, for some reason the category and the element were turned off simultaneously. I didn't even know you could do that.

                  Instead of using the reveal hidden elements, I used VG. Turned on the category, then the element. Now it's there.

                  How it got turned off in the first place is beyond me. The view I put the callout in has it on. I figured a callout would take on the parent view's VG.
                  Dan

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                    #10
                    LOL, I did that a few times too! Took me two freaking days to figure it out...
                    To me, this usually happens when I have multiple instances of a category in a view. I'd be working on it, hide one because it's in the way and then for some reason hide the entire category.

                    But it shouldn't randomly make up settings when creating a Callout... Usually it copies the parent settings.
                    Martijn de Riet
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