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Friday, February 5, 2010

Revit Tech Support - Electrical file symbols for switches and outlets display as boxes

Published date: 2010-Feb-05

ID: TS14507458

Applies to:
Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2010
Revit® Architecture 2009
Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2010
Revit® MEP 2009
Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2010
Revit® Structure 2009


When you load an electrical file into an architectural file, the electrical symbols associated with your outlets and switches display as boxes and the identity information associated with the objects is not visible.


The electrical symbols may display incorrectly as a result of a few possible settings: The category may be turned off in your view, and your view detail settings may be set improperly.

Ensure the Electrical Fixtures category is turned on the view:

  1. Right-click your model and click “View Properties”. When the Properties window opens, click The Visibility/Graphics Overrides “Edit” button.-or- Type “VG” and the Visibility/Graphics window will appear.
  2. Locate the “Electrical Fixtures” entry.
  3. Make sure the Electrical Fixtures box is checked.
  4. Click “Apply” to apply the settings.
  5. Click “OK” to accept the settings and close the window.

Verify the view detail settings:

  1. At the bottom left of the view pane, click the “Detail Level” button.
  2. Click a view level of “Medium”.
  3. The view detail level will shift in the view pane.

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