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    Nested Detail Component in Beam Family

    Hi guys,

    I have a tricky little problem that has stumped me for a while and was wondering if anyone here had any idea how to solve it:
    In Revit 2014 I had a series of beam families (wood framing: dim. lumber, lvl, lsl, etc.) with nested detail components inside for section views cutting through the member. However, in 2015 something seems to be broken. They work fine in most instances, but "A Generic Error Occured" always occurs when the beam is sloped and gets cut (whether by RP or a join to another member). If I remove the nested detail components the error goes away.

    Any ideas? I've exhausted everything I could think of trying to solve this.
    I'd appreciate any insight you all have! Thanks.

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    Is the DC locked to a ref plane inside the beam family? This could cause it to break when loaded into the project? Just a guess.
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    Thanks for your reply.
    Yes, it is. But, it only seems to be an issue when the member is both sloping and being cut through by another object. The DC arrays fine for flat members and does not display at all when sloped (which is expected). Also, I have ruled out the array as a problem (afaik) because the same error occurs with just a single DC element.

    Any other ideas?

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    Try creating a section which is perpendicular to the sloped beam. Draw a Ref Plane, then place a section and rotate it. You can then see the DC in the section thru the sloped beam.

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