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    IFC file not showing up

    I have imported an IFC file into Revit 2016, but it does not show up anywhere in any view. It is listed as loaded under Manage Links, and it shows up in Visibility Graphics. Do the display settings need to be changed for it to show up? Currently, the Display Setting is set to Host View.

    #2
    That would happen with me too; normally it meant that the IFC is there but just a long distance away; try going to a fresh 3D view, and Z-E the view. It should turn up. Somewhere. Otherwise select the item in the project browser and right-click "show" [I'm away from Revit so can't remember the exact command] ?
    Kamran Mirza
    Chartered Architect RIBA, ARB, PCATP

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      #3
      Thanks kamranmirza, I tried what you suggested, but didn't have any luck. I tried changing the phasing but that didn't have any effect. I'll try reimporting it to see what happens.

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        #4
        I have the same problem when I export IFC from an English version of Revit. When i switch to the German version, the IFC miraculously works. try that if possible, or try exporting/importing from a different computer

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          #5
          Still having a problem opening an IFC file. Any other ideas out there?

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            #6
            Have you tried just opening the IFC, not import, but open as you would a normal revit file, too see if it actually contains anything? It might be broken.

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              #7
              I would recommend doing as Iberkim has noted. My personal preference for importing IFC files after having issues for a few years with them is to open them first, save them as a Revit file then import them as a Revit link. I have found this the simplest way to control IFC files as it first checks the file works and then I do not end up having to reconvert the file if the link is lost (important for large IFCs, had had some take up to two hours to convert into Revit).
              Last edited by bcromar; July 12, 2017, 03:07 AM.
              Bryce Cromar | Design Team Manager | https://www.calderstewart.co.nz/ | Dunedin, New Zealand

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                #8
                Are you sure you have changed the Phase to the latest Phase (not just tinkered with the phase filter)? Then zoomed extents?
                Alex Page
                RevitWorks Ltd
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                  #9
                  I'm having the same problem now. I have opened the IFC in solibri and it looks fine, I've opened it in a blank revit file and it's fine, however i update the link from the old file version and it simply doesnt appear (the old information just disappears off screen!). As far as Im aware all that has changed is that the consultant has now corrected the position of the information to our shared co-ordinates.
                  I dont particularly want to open the file in revit and save it as we are receiving this file every 2 weeks and it's extra work we dont want to have to do each time we receive it

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by robp View Post
                    I'm having the same problem now. I have opened the IFC in solibri and it looks fine, I've opened it in a blank revit file and it's fine, however i update the link from the old file version and it simply doesnt appear (the old information just disappears off screen!). As far as Im aware all that has changed is that the consultant has now corrected the position of the information to our shared co-ordinates.


                    I dont particularly want to open the file in revit and save it as we are receiving this file every 2 weeks and it's extra work we dont want to have to do each time we receive it
                    Make a new position under manage-location, duplicate and name IFC Export. Set the project base point and survey point to 0,0,0. Use this location only when you have to export IFC files. Make sure your survey point IS CLIPPED, otherwise you're gonna screw stuff up.
                    Share the same thing with all your consultants and always use this position for IFC files. We have the same problem atm and this solved it.

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