Checklist for finding hidden items

by

Peter Latemore

16 July 2014 at 10:27

Why is it hidden?

with thanks to revitforum.org.

Checklist: 33 steps to being able to ‘find stuff’.

Check to see if:

  1. The object or category is temporarily hidden.
  2. The object or category is hidden in the view.
  3. The object is being obscured by another element.
  4. The object’s category or subcategory is hidden in the view.
  5. The object is outside the view’s view range.
  6. The view’s far clip depth is not sufficient to show the object.
  7. The object resides on a work set that is not loaded within the project.
  8. The object resides on a work set that is not visible in the view.
  9. The object resides on a work set that is not loaded in a linked file.
  10. The object resides on a work set that is not visible in a linked file.
  11. The object resides within a group (detail model) and it has been excluded from the group.
  12. The object is part of a design option that is not visible in the view.
  13. The object is part of a linked file that is not visible in the view.
  14. The object has one or more of its edges overridden to display as ‘<Invisible lines>’.
  15. The object is a family and none of its geometry is set to be visible in the view type.
  16. The object is a family and none of its geometry is set to be visible at the view’s detail level.
  17. The object is set to not be visible at the category’s detail level.
  18. The element has been placed outside the view’s crop region (visible extents).
  19. The element is an annotation object and does not reside entirely within the annotation crop region.
  20. The object’s phase settings or the view’s phase settings prevent the object from displaying in the view.
  21. The view’s discipline is prohibiting the visibility of the object.
  22. The object is affected by a filter applied to the view.
  23. The object is subject to an element override, set to background color.
  24. The object is subject to a category override, set to background color.
  25. The object style is set to background color.
  26. The object is constrained to a scope boxes that is not visible in the view.
  27. The extents of the object itself don’t permit it to be seen.
  28. The object is a mass, and ‘Show Mass’ is turned off.
  29. The object’s host view has been deleted (area boundaries).
  30. The view’s scale is prohibiting the object’s visibility.
  31. The object is a linked instance with coordinates too great for Revit to handle.
  32. The user has incorrectly identified the link instance to which the element belongs.
  33. The object is in a link that is not in its correct position.
Author

Peter Latemore,

QARC Systems / Director & General Manager

As the Director of QARC Systems, Peter acts as general manager, overseeing all aspects. His special expertise is centered on maintaining the ARChetype and Companion. Peter is also the main presenter at showcase events of QARC.

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