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Pipe Accessory detail component not showing

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02-22-2014 06:29 PM

I am trying to create a ball valve that looks like the following:



To get the filled in portion, I created a detail family with a fill.  All appears to be well, until I load the family into a project.  Then the detail dissappears.  The lines remain, but the filled ball is gone.  This happens when I am looking from the floor plan view.


If I look at the valve from an elevation, rotating it to see it properly, the filled ball is back.


If I change the family type from Pipe Accessoies to something else, for example, Duct Accessories, the filled ball appears as it should.


Is there a reason that Pipe Fittings and Pipe Accessories do not show detail components in plan views?


I'm using Revit 2014 and I've attached my valve family.

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Re: Pipe Accessory detail component not showing

02-24-2014 12:02 PM in reply to: cbulow
After some testing, the family displays as expected in our test files.

Please reply with a small sample project file showing the issue.

Chris Aquino
Technical Support Specialist
Customer Service & Support
Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: Pipe Accessory detail component not showing

02-24-2014 01:47 PM in reply to: Chris.Aquino

Thanks for taking a look at this.  I've attached a small file.  The frustrating thing is the check valve assembly which shows up perfectly fine in project, and my ball valve still is not showing properly here.


I don't know how to get the file less than 5.2 MB, so I've inserted a Dropbox link.  Ball Valve

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Re: Pipe Accessory detail component not showing

02-26-2014 06:03 AM in reply to: cbulow

I’m not sure what the problem was – I never did get the family to work but I found that if I created a new family by starting from scratch, I could get the results I wanted.  When I was making the original family, I started with a family created by someone else in an earlier version of Revit.  I’m not sure if that was the problem, but I’m getting what I want now. :smileyfrustrated:

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