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Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 11:32:27 PM | Families that are "behind" cut showing up in interior elevations.

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I have made a couple of families for a bathroom and they are showing up on the opposite wall from where they are located.

For instance the grab bars on the left side of the toilet are showing up on the elevation of the right wall. It happens with both 3-d and symbolic lines. Testing it I have found as soon as the cut line touches any portion of the family it shows the whole thing. I have a 3 sided shower and its showing both sides in both elevations. The out of the box families dont do this so I know its my error.

 


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Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 1:00:14 AM | Families that are "behind" cut showing up in interior elevations.

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you will find that there is a part of the family that your section is cutting.

go to your  family and see if you have anything in that zone, even a line. it's an annoying problem.

let me know if this fixes the problem. 


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Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 2:20:00 AM | Families that are "behind" cut showing up in interior elevations.

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Some family categories are classified as Non-cuttable. This means that if any part of the family is crossing the cut line then the entire family show as if in elevation. Plumbing fixtures are a non-cuttable family category. If you go to the help and type "Non-Cuttable families in the search bar it will give you a list of categories that are classified this way.

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Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 3:20:08 PM | Families that are "behind" cut showing up in interior elevations.

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Adding to what eldados said....

Some families are built with invisible lines for placement purposes.  This is a BAD practice because of the problems you are having.  So if your section is not cutting the visible portion of these families, check for invisible lines in these families.  

 

Also - in REVIT 2008, you can just hide these in view (and it's not temporary). 


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Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 4:33:39 PM | Families that are "behind" cut showing up in interior elevations.

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just so that you don't think invisible line are always a bad thing, sometimes thay can be helpful as in this post from the RevitOpEd. plus it will give you some insight into how they work.

http://revitoped.blogspot.com/2008/01/aaaahthe-old-invisible-line-trick-eh-99.html

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Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 4:50:16 PM | Families that are "behind" cut showing up in interior elevations.

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coreed - I've used this trick - glad you pointed it out for others.

 

But there is something else that you have to watch with invisible lines.  On some of my projects, I schedule furniture, toilet accessories and other items by room.  If you are not careful about how you build your family, it can reside in the wrong room for schedules but visibly be correct.    


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