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    Perspective view of Revit linked files shows "phantom" elements

    Hi,

    A user from our office brought to my attention what seems to be a bug in Revit Architecture 2012: He has a master file with different Revit files linked in. When in a perspective view he noticed some "phantom" elements belonging to the linked files, away from where they were supposed to be (see attached). Plan and any other non perspective 3D view shows everything fine. Just the 3D camera (perspective) views are the issue. If he tries to zoom in, the "phantom" elements disappear, which makes difficult to find out what they are. They cannot be selected as well. We found out any circular element on the linked files like railings, circular columns, circular balusters are missing their edges and the "phantom" elements are actually these edges that are flying away from where they were supposed to be drawn. If he replaces the circular elements for square elements on the linked files and reload, all pesrpective views will look just fine.

    Have any of you ran into this?

    Thanks,

    Andre Carvalho
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    #2
    Yes, it happens in ours as well, but they dont render if you render the view. I hadnt thought to see if it was happening to other people as well...
    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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      #3
      Same here, with multiple files,

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        #4
        Question guys, as i am sending this one off to Autodesk:

        Are you all using Shared Coordinates in your files? In ours, the project that PUBLISHED the coords is fine, and its only doing it in the files that had the coords pushed to them. Im just looking for a reason why the building file in our project doesnt show the issue, but the site file does, when they are BOTH linked in to one another....
        Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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          #5
          No consistent answer on that one.

          1 Residential project was the first thing this user did in Revit, so he didn't use Shared Coordinates, The second project was a secondary building linked into the main building file, the secondarily file had it's coordinates pushed into it.

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            #6
            Well, are the artifacts there when viewing a perspective from both the main project model AND the linked file, or have they only tried it one way?
            Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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              #7
              Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
              Well, are the artifacts there when viewing a perspective from both the main project model AND the linked file, or have they only tried it one way?
              Ok, misunderstood you.

              We only noticed the phantom elements in the main file, since both these cases did not have the master file linked back into the secondary file. So I never checked back in the linked file.

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                #8
                Aaron,

                In our case, the artifacts are only from the linked files. Actually, the artifacts we have found are any circular elements from the linked files. Switching the circular elements (circular mullions, columns, railings, etc.) to square elements on the linked files 'solves' the problem...

                Thanks for helping escalating this issue to Autodesk.

                Andre Carvalho
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Andre Carvalho View Post
                  Aaron,

                  In our case, the artifacts are only from the linked files. Actually, the artifacts we have found are any circular elements from the linked files. Switching the circular elements (circular mullions, columns, railings, etc.) to square elements on the linked files 'solves' the problem...

                  Thanks for helping escalating this issue to Autodesk.

                  Andre Carvalho
                  Thanks for the heads up. Ours is doing it with square objects as well.

                  Support has been Jonny on the spot. They think they might have isolated a potential cause and we are experimented with a potential fix. Ill keep you posted.
                  Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                    Thanks for the heads up. Ours is doing it with square objects as well.

                    Support has been Jonny on the spot. They think they might have isolated a potential cause and we are experimented with a potential fix. Ill keep you posted.
                    They know whats causing it now, and are working on a solution currently. No word on when it will be released, but theyre able to make the issue go away with the files i sent them, so thats a positive sign!
                    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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