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FIX ISSUE: Grids in Links (with Scope Box assigned) should show in Plan Views

FIX ISSUE: Grids in Links (with Scope Box assigned) should show in Plan Views

If Grids in links are assigned a Scope Box, they no longer completely obey View Range (in Plan Views). The Scope Box must intersect the lowest Level, which could be ridiculous (if it's at elevation 0, and the others are at true elevation), since that would mean the Grids would extend that far. See http://wrw.is/how-to-show-linked-scope-boxes-and/ (and before I found the reason: https://autode.sk/2DIJzo4)

 

If the Grids intersect the view, they should show up. Period.

 

11 Comments
benf_inv
Contributor

If the view cut plane cuts the scope box the grids should show even if the scope box is in linked model. Bottom line, this is an annoyance that is easily worked around when you know what's going on.  It's the hours you waste trying to figure it out that are so disappointing...

amaclaggan
Participant

This is a bug in Revit. Grids which are associated to scope boxes do not show in linked files most of the time. See links above for an explanation of this behavior and workarounds, but bottom line - it needs fixing.

colinSRA
Enthusiast

February 2020: still not fixed...

 

TCairneyWSAP
Contributor

This is also a problem for Levels which have a scope box applied. In elevation and section views they don't show unless the elevation/section cuts the scope box.

lionel.kai
Advisor

@TCairneyWSAPI'm not sure I'm understanding the issue with Levels - if the view doesn't cut the scope box, then it's not cutting the Level... so the Level shouldn't be shown (standard behavior)?

amaclaggan
Participant

@TCairneyWSAP  that is correct behavior for levels, not a bug. This bug is about grids in linked models which have scope boxes applied.

TCairneyWSAP
Contributor

Hi @lionel.kai & @amaclaggan, it does seem a bit different, but I would have thought that an Elevation with no clipping, which is outside a linked model's scope box that the Levels are applied to, should be able to see the Levels.

lionel.kai
Advisor

OH. You mean it's within the range of the view, but not visible unless the section line actually intersects it (i.e. Levels beyond aren't shown). I haven't tested, but if that's the case, that should be fixed, too.

curtisridenour
Collaborator

Well, this was a new bug to look into today. I can confirm on 2021.1.3 it is still an issue. I noticed the scope box will not be visible in plan views either if it is not below the lowest level. Lame waste of 4 hours today.

Garnette-Rouse
Observer

@curtisridenour  you're not alone!  I've wasted my time and the time of 2 others to find out that you all already nailed the issue.  What a bummer.

gmcdowelljr_dg
Explorer

How is this, in Revit 2023, still a thing?!?!!!????

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