I am having a couple of issues with my families in a project that has a floor plan that is a linked file. I have face-baced families. When placed on a wall (linked file wall) in the plan view, I can see the family item but cannot select it by clicking on it. I can drag & highlight the item, but then I also select the linked file. I know I can change my preferences to not select linked files, which I have done, but I still do not have the availability to simply click and select a family item...why?
I also cannot see these same family items in a section view, or 3D view; only in plan view. The browser doesn't recognize that there are items in the view either (section view), as I do not have an option to select the family items in that view-only to select them in the entire project.
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It's difficult to determine the cause of this issue from the information given - would you be able to reproduce this issue in a new Project file and then post that sample here?
I'm guessing without being able to investigate the Family files, but is it a matter of Detail Level? Perhaps the extrusions in the Family are set to be hidden under Detail Level: Coarse.