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    Default Can't select a view on a sheet.

    Ok, I must be missing something totally obvious. I placed a view on a sheet and now I can't select the view. I need to move it. I can select the title block, but not the view. I searched but couldn't find any other thread on this. Has this happened to any of you? I've got to be missing something. Right?

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    Default Re: Can't select a view on a sheet.

    Is your view locked by any chance?

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    Default Re: Can't select a view on a sheet.

    In your project browser, expand the sheets branch and then expand the Sheet branch that the view is on. Try selecting the view in question under that sheet. What happens?

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    Default Re: Can't select a view on a sheet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry D View Post
    Is your view locked by any chance?
    Locked? I didn't know that you could lock a view. How do I check that?
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    In your project browser, expand the sheets branch and then expand the Sheet branch that the view is on. Try selecting the view in question under that sheet. What happens?
    Ok. After, selecting the name of the view under the sheet, the view name turns blue. What next?

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    Default Re: Can't select a view on a sheet.

    Working on this very thing this afternoon. I found that if a view on a sheet is just about exactly coexistant with the titleblock box, you might have trouble selecting it - you'll get the titleblock first. Solution...use the TAB key to cycle down to the view.

    Do you have hidden lines or reference lines in your titleblock? I have reference lines in mine to allow for drawing the UDS grids.
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    Default Re: Can't select a view on a sheet.

    Quote Originally Posted by SmartAlx View Post
    Locked? I didn't know that you could lock a view. How do I check that?
    Ok. After, selecting the name of the view under the sheet, the view name turns blue. What next?
    You can pin the view on the sheet. I mentioned this possibility because often I find that nothing happens when I am trying to edit an object and it's because it's locked and I can't see the pin.
    This probably isn't what's happening, because a pin is usually very visible when a view is pinned to a sheet...anyway look to see if there are any pins.

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    Default Re: Can't select a view on a sheet.

    If you still can't grab the view per James' post, select the titleblock and hide it temporarily (HH). Now you should be able to pick your view easily...if not there must be something else. Another thing you can try is to expand the sheet tree to list the views on the sheet. Then select the view, right click and select "Remove from Sheet". Then place it back where you want it.

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    Angry Re: Can't select a view on a sheet.

    Sorry, none of these are solutions. I tried them all long before I posted this question. And replacing the view is a last resort. I took a long time placing this view in this spot since Revit sux at placing things on sheets precisely. I only need to move it a few nudges to the right. Easy to do. Well, it should be. Not anymore. There must be a bug.

    I just have to do what dbaldacchino said and continue hating this buggy incomplete program.

    I think I'll ask my IT/Revit "experts" and maybe they'll send in a bug report.

    Thanks for your help guys.

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    Default Re: Can't select a view on a sheet.

    So by temporarily hiding the titleblock, you still can't grab the view, even by tabbing? Have you tried zooming out really far to make sure you are grabbing it? I've had cases where the view extents were so huge that it seemed the view wasn't selecting, where it actually was (it also helps to keep your eye on the status bar when doing this).

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    Default Re: Can't select a view on a sheet.

    See here. This is a possibility.

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