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    Can't see it in the view? Here's 33 reasons maybe why

    I found this somewhere online back when I started using Revit and still find it useful. Hope someone else can use it also.

    Checklist: 33 steps to being able to 'find stuff'
    Check to see if:
    1. The object or category is temporarily hidden
    2. The object or category is hidden in the view
    3. The object is being obscured by another element
    4. The object's category or subcategory is hidden in the view
    5. The object is outside the view's view range
    6. The view's far clip depth is not sufficient to show the object
    7. The object resides on a work set that is not loaded within the project
    8. The object resides on a work set that is not visible in the view
    9. The object resides on a work set that is not loaded in a linked file
    10. The object resides on a work set that is not visible in a linked file
    11. The object resides within a group (detail model) and it has been excluded from the group
    12. The object is part of a design option that is not visible in the view
    13. The object is part of a linked file that is not visible in the view
    14. The object has one or more of its edges overridden to display as '<Invisible lines>'
    15. The object is a family and none of its geometry is set to be visible in the view type
    16. The object is a family and none of its geometry is set to be visible at the view's detail level
    17. The object is set to not be visible at the category's detail level
    18. The element has been placed outside the view's crop region (visible extents)
    19. The element is an annotation object and does not reside entirely within the annotation crop region
    20. The object's phase settings or the view's phase settings prevent the object from displaying in the view
    21. The view's discipline is prohibiting the visibility of the object
    22. The object is affected by a filter applied to the view
    23. The object is subject to an element override, set to background color
    24. The object is subject to a category override, set to background color
    25. The object style is set to background color
    26. The object is constrained to a scope boxes that is not visible in the view
    27. The extents of the object itself don't permit it to be seen
    28. The object is a mass, and 'Show Mass' is turned off
    29. The object's host view has been deleted (area boundaries)
    30. The view's scale is prohibiting the object's visibility
    31. The object is a linked instance with coordinates too great for Revit to handle
    32. The user has incorrectly identified the link instance to which the element belongs
    33. The object is in a link that is not in its correct position
    I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

    #2
    I think these are great tips! Especially for begginers/intermediate users
    I think its missing item 34. Check to see if you actually drew the object you want to find (Had this happen during a stressful week and excessive amounts of :coffee
    Juan Carlos Moreno
    Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
    Sisley Cosmetics

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      #3
      Originally posted by JCM View Post
      I think these are great tips! Especially for begginers/intermediate users
      I think its missing item 34. Check to see if you actually drew the object you want to find (Had this happen during a stressful week and excessive amounts of :coffee
      :laugh: That's a good one. The list is unbeatable. I have come twice to this thread to read the list again, thinking that I have discovered something that is missing, and to my surprise, I have found on the list what I was thinking. So I haven't been able to add Item 34 yet.
      Freelance BIM Provider at Autodesk Services Marketplace | Linkedin

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        #4
        I agree that there are many different reasons that things can not show up, but really there are only about 5 things maybe a few more but less than 12 that will help you with all of those issues.

        Checking Visibility Graphics (Model, Links, FILTERS)
        View Range
        The light bulb
        Phases
        Worksets
        Design Options

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          #5
          34. Wall is subsumed by automatically-embedded curtain wall
          35. Something is really far away from the middle of the project and when the view is zoomed to fit, everything disappears
          36. Element is white and its edges coincide with other objects. E.g., GWB ceiling in RCP.

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            #6
            Originally posted by JCM View Post
            I think these are great tips! Especially for begginers/intermediate users
            I think its missing item 34. Check to see if you actually drew the object you want to find (Had this happen during a stressful week and excessive amounts of :coffee
            LOL! yeah, that would be a tough one to overcome. I actually found another one yesterday. I got the list out because I had started a new project from an OOTB template and built a Rubik's cube shape out of ACM panels for testing 2 and 3 sided corner flexing. Views were good everywhere except nothing on level 2 or roof plans. Phase filter was set to Show All which obviously doesn't show all because I had to change it to None to see my panels in plan in those two views. So, there's a #35
            I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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              #7
              Originally posted by gdoherty0102 View Post
              I agree that there are many different reasons that things can not show up, but really there are only about 5 things maybe a few more but less than 12 that will help you with all of those issues.

              Checking Visibility Graphics (Model, Links, FILTERS)
              View Range
              The light bulb
              Phases
              Worksets
              Design Options
              I agree that some of the items are semi dups or redundant but I wanted to post the list exactly as I had found it. I wish I remember where I got it from so I could give credit where credit is due.
              I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                #8
                Nr. 31 is actually off the record in 2011-versions.
                The object is part of an underlay obscured by another level (see this thread: http://www.revitforum.org/showthread...derlay-Ceiling)
                The object is set to be not visible by a visibility parameter (happened to me once)
                Martijn de Riet
                Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
                MdR Advies
                Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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                  #9
                  Thanks, Dave. #15 just helped me!
                  Rick Moore, AIA
                  Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by truevis View Post
                    34. Wall is subsumed by automatically-embedded curtain wall
                    35. Something is really far away from the middle of the project and when the view is zoomed to fit, everything disappears
                    36. Element is white and its edges coincide with other objects. E.g., GWB ceiling in RCP.
                    Good points... comments:
                    # 35 : applies to walls only, so I don't know if it belongs to this list...
                    # 35 : sounds valid.
                    # 36 : isn't this already covered by one of the items on the list?
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