Revit Architecture

Reply
Member
dannelson2000
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-21-2012
Message 11 of 17 (1,974 Views)

Re: Revit 2013 - Top Rail and Hand Rail Not Visible

10-22-2012 04:38 PM in reply to: ericsimon9117

I have the same issue with Revit 13 but it isn't a project that has been upgraded. The other suggestions above do not fix the problem. See attached screen shot showing handrail in plan but not in section or 3D. Has anyone heard of a fix yet?

Valued Contributor
rkuffel
Posts: 55
Registered: ‎02-21-2007
Message 12 of 17 (1,868 Views)

Re: Revit 2013 - Top Rail and Hand Rail Not Visible

12-12-2012 01:40 PM in reply to: dannelson2000

I'm having the same issue as well. Again, from the Revit Sample Project. I wonder if that sample file is corrupt - has everyone started with a railing from the sample file?

New Member
lindaboylan
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-11-2008
Message 13 of 17 (1,745 Views)

Re: Revit 2013 - Top Rail and Hand Rail Not Visible

02-05-2013 09:24 AM in reply to: rkuffel

It's not just the sample railings. I'm having the same issue with Viva glass railings as well. It's very random and the only fix seems to be to recreate the railing.

lboylan
Contributor
paul
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎10-09-2004
Message 14 of 17 (1,686 Views)

Re: Revit 2013 - Top Rail and Hand Rail Not Visible

02-14-2013 05:25 PM in reply to: ericsimon9117

I found a possible source of the problem here:

 

http://whatrevitwants.blogspot.ca/2012/11/extents-of-revit-2013-railings-bug-when.html

 

Turns out when you remove all the balusters from a rail the "flip orientation" arrows don't know where to go and end up far away from the railing. I had problems with the railing not showing up at all in section views but when I flipped the elevation to look the opposite direction the railing would appear. The railings dlip arrow was behiond the section cut line so the rail wouldn't show.

 

Possible solutions:

1) add in baluster and then shut the balusters off in the section views

2) create small blusters that look like wall mounts.

IjL
Member
IjL
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-06-2012
Message 15 of 17 (1,677 Views)

Re: Revit 2013 - Top Rail and Hand Rail Not Visible

02-15-2013 01:59 AM in reply to: dannelson2000

Thank you Paul - that's it.

 

I've got a model now started in 2013 with railings created in 2013 and have been having the issue again. I have already noticed that non-appearance in 3D views is dependent on using a section box (as I usually do for viewing stairs within the building) so I had guessed there was some rogue geometry flying around somewhere, but had been unable to find out how to stop this in a section.

 

I have now checked that flipping the stair section brings disappeared rails back as described, and by making an entirely empty baluster family and including it in the railing visibility returns to the top rail in all views so far.

 

Thanks again.

Active Member
SkaMan40
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎01-21-2009
Message 16 of 17 (833 Views)

Re: Revit 2013 - Top Rail and Hand Rail Not Visible

11-04-2013 08:36 AM in reply to: ericsimon9117

I was dealing with the same issue with the railing not showing up in a section view.  Nothing I tried from this thread would work.  I finally tried chaning the order of the railings in the railing family and I got the rails to appear...

 

  1. Select railing
  2. Properties, Edit Type
  3. Rail Structure parameter, Edit...
  4. Select the rail at the top, bring it all the way down (click Down button), press Apply
  5. move the rail back up to the top (click Up button), press Apply
  6. OK, OK

It worked for me, I hope it works for you :smileyhappy:

 

Scott MacKenzie
BIM Manager
Stantec Architecture
Columbus, OH
New Member
deliamicaelameave
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-12-2013
Message 17 of 17 (745 Views)

Re: Revit 2013 - Top Rail and Hand Rail Not Visible

11-13-2013 03:55 PM in reply to: ericsimon9117

I had the same issue, i selected the railing and put reset railing.  It came back.

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community


Revit Exchange Apps

Created by the community for the community, Autodesk Exchange Apps for Revit helps you achieve greater speed, accuracy, and automation from concept to manufacturing.

Connect with Revit

Twitter

Facebook

Blogs

Youtube