Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Top 10 Reasons You Can't See an Element in Revit

  1. Is the correct Workset being used?
  2. Is the view range set correctly to see the particular element?
  3. Is the object hosted on an incorrect surface like a floor instead of a ceiling?
  4. Is there a filter applied to the view that is causing the element to be hidden?
  5. Is the detail level of the view set correctly?  Some families are set not to show at Coarse.
  6. Try using the "Reveal Hidden Elements" tool in the view control bar.
  7. Is there a plan region in the view?
  8. Is the view "Discipline" set correctly?
  9. Is the element in the correct phase and is an appropriate phase filter set in the view to make it visible. 
  10. Is the element part of a design option and perhaps that isn't the current option for that particular view?


Anonymous said...

This post looks terrible in Firefox. Is this intentional?

Todd M Shackelford said...

Looks good in Chrome!

Wes said...

I too have the same problem, looks good in chrome, but horrible in FireFox and IE

Anonymous said...

What about view template and visibility settings? This is the first thing i think of when i cannot see some elements...

J said...

Looks good in Firefox now, in 2011