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    Okay, I'm stumped. This should be simple.
    I have a project, with a building in it. I needed to create a simple arbor for the front. So, I created a generic model family. Modeled it, loaded it. I can see the columns of the arbor due to the location of my cut plane. So far so good.

    Now, I want to turn on an underlay so I can outlne it using the linework tool. But, no matter what I do, it won't show up. All I can see is the four columns and that's it.

    I can see the drop ceiling, the roof, the gutters. I can't see the damn arbor. Any ideas? And yes, I've already read through the 33 reasons why. Nothing works. :laugh:
    Dan

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    Does it possible have something to do with the family template I used? Generic Model.
    Dan

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      #3
      I tried to replicate your problem and ran into the exact thing.

      I thought I'd be sneaky and change it to a piece of SE, trace the lines, and then revert back to a GM but when the modified linework got deleted when I changed the category.
      Greg McDowell Jr
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        #4
        So it is because I used a GM? Well, that's just dumb. :laugh:
        So you just changed category in the family, or did you create a new one with a different template?

        NM, I see what you did. Now, it shows the whole damn thing! I just want to outline it, and show the columns in this particular view. :banghead:

        OoOh, wait, what about adding some symbolic lines? I'll try it.
        Yep, probably not the correct way, but it worked. Added a few symbolic lines to the GM.
        Last edited by dzatto; January 3, 2012, 05:41 PM.
        Dan

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          #5
          Originally posted by dzatto View Post
          Yep, probably not the correct way, but it worked. Added a few symbolic lines to the GM.
          I think that's the ticket.

          You might be able to do it with a filter too but I'm not quite savvy enough with them to tell you how.
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            #6
            So, who knows the answer as to why a GM doesn't display in an underlay?
            Dan

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              #7
              I thought it might have something to do with whether the geometry was joined but that didn't seem to make a difference.
              Greg McDowell Jr
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                #8
                You would think that if any family would need to display in all circumstances, it would be the GM. :laugh:
                Dan

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                  #9
                  Its all one family, isnt it? An item will not show in the underlay if it is visible in the view range. Your family is visible in the normal view range, hence it wont show in the underlay.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                    Its all one family, isnt it? An item will not show in the underlay if it is visible in the view range. Your family is visible in the normal view range, hence it wont show in the underlay.
                    Hmmm, okay. That makes sense.

                    In this situation, the columns are visible since they are being cut. How would I see what's above the cut plane so I could outline it with the line tool? Or is using symbolic lines the answer? Because that worked pretty nicely.
                    Dan

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