Just picking up an old thread here -- my office is having the same issue. However, we are on 2014 with graphics cards & computers that are only 3 months old (and very fast). The issue is not solved no matter which of our machines we test print from.
I find that if we try to print Raster it will come out, but raster prints take longer and make heavier, lower quality PDFs. We can't do half our set through vector and 1/2 raster, its too much to keep track of.
The offending elements for us is a nested Generic Annotation exit symbol which is nested into a wall hosted electrical fixture family. The annotation shows up on screen but does not show up in either the print preview or the actual plot/PDF unless it is switched to raster.
Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.
Just to bring this thread back to life -- in 2014 this is still an issue. We have brand new custom (expensive) computers and a project that was begun in Revit 2014. Our nested labels are continuously disappearing for unknown reasons.
The same symptoms persist, if its moved or reloaded, it will show up ... at least until you sync or walk away for an hour. Autodesk has clearly been made aware of this problem, and I have submitted an error report regarding a similar situation -- to which I received an answer to a separate and unrelated problem.
Is there a solution as of yet or are these comments falling on deaf ears?
Nice to see that I'm not the only one with the problem. Disheartening though that the solution has not been found. I have this same issue with a column family that has a label nested to call out the dimensions on each face. Saves an incredible amount of time over pulling dimensions in every instance but this problem makes it extremely unreliable. You'd almost need to create a macro that runs any time you want to print that just reminds you to nudge all the columns so these show up. Hopefully Autodesk steps up to the plate and helps with this as it can be an enormous increase in efficiency for all who utilize it.
I've attached my file as well. It's a basic rectangular column that has a label on 2 sides with some Yes/No parameters that help you adjust the position and visibility when loaded into your project. Feel free to play with it and see if anything jumps out at you. We've been running 2014 for the last year (usually doa good job of staying up to date with subscription). Perhaps 2015 will help. Our machines are all pretty new with pretty good graphics cards. For some of the responses above though, that doesn't seem like the issue. :-(
I recently added an invisible model line to my model, going from the bottom to 8' above the top, and I have been having success with it so far. I checked colleagues' computers and it is showing up on theirs as well. Would you be willing to try this with your model and reload it in Krunung?
Heres to hoping this problem actually gets resolved the right way soon.
What's the reasoning behind having invisible lines show up when the element is above the cut plane? Are you able to attach the labels to the line and keep them visible somehow? It seems that you wouldn't want the element to be visible if it were above the cut plane.
I'm having issues with the label that is nested into the column family appearing or disappearing based on its own accord. I'm not sure if that's the same issue that you're having.
True Krunung, I can understand not wanting the family to show up if it is above the cut plane. In my case, the family is dead-center on the cut plane. I am having the issue with Fire extinguisher cabinets which I want to show up with a label on plan -- since they are recessed and barely visible. The cabinet geometry shows up on the plan, but the label is continuously disappearing. The previous nudge, undo strategy restores the label, but shouldn't be needed.
I added an invisible model line that went further above the cut plane and now the label is showing up -- though I must confess I do not know why. Typically this would be done as a workaround to have an object show up in plan or an RCP that lies out of the view range. However, the fact remains that it is working.
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