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Friday, February 12, 2010

Component Families above the Cut Plane - The Revit Clinic

http://revitclinic.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/02/component-families-above-the-cut-plane.html

Issue:

Some families above the Cut Plane display in a view but others do not.

Explanation:

When an element is located above the View Range > Cut Plane but falls below the Top Plane, the element will determine whether it is visible or not.

Cut_Plane

For component families this is determined by the family category. The following component family categories will appear in the view even when above the cut plane:

-Casework
-Generic Model
-Structural Columns
-Windows

For example, you have a Generic Model family that is above the cut plane but falls below the top plane similar to the image below:

CutPlaneTopPlane

The Generic Model family will appear in the floor plan view. If the family category is changed > Lighting Fixtures, for example, the family will not be visible in the floor plan view:

NotVisible .

When troubleshooting a view first check the family category to see if it is one of the above 4 categories. If there is a scenario where the family needs to display above the cut plane you can change the family to one of these categories.

In a related issue, Steve Stafford had a great post on another approach a while back. I’ve included the Revit OpEd post here.


Component Families above the Cut Plane - The Revit Clinic


1 comments:

Henrique February 13, 2010 at 10:14 AM  

I am wondering if this works similarly in sections. I am having some trouble with sections showing "stuff" that should be behind the section, not in front of it. I will check when I get back to work on Monday.

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