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    Default Help! Door swing won't show up in plan

    So here's the situation. I have a custom built door family that works perfectly in a test model. It even in works in one level with my main project. But for some reason the door swing (which is a nested door swing family) does not show up in my first floor plan.

    The visibility settings for the swing family are set to Plan/RCP, coarse, medium, fine. The swing is made up with standard sub category lines (panel cut, swing) and these are untouched in the object styles.

    The phasing is set to show complete and the doors are definitely in new construction.

    What am I missing?

    The crazy thing is if I copy the door from the corrupt project into a brand new test project (where the doors work fine), the copied door still doesn't show up. But if I insert a fresh copy of the door into the test project then it works fine. I'm afraid that my entire project might be corrupt and there is nothing I can do to fix this. I can't even copy the objects into a new file because they still won't show up!!!!

    Please Help!

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    Default Re: Help! Door swing won't show up in plan

    Stupid. The door swing family is set at the bottom of the door and my floor was covering it up. I just raised the swing up in the Z direction and all is good. Stupid, stupid!

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    Default Re: Help! Door swing won't show up in plan

    Noah,

    Its a learning experience...don't take it to hard on yourself. Did you create your swing lines as model lines or detail lines? From the sounds of it, you made them as model. Not a 100% sure, but that might have solved it too, w/o raising the nested family in the Z direction.

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    Default Re: Help! Door swing won't show up in plan

    You might consider using symbolic lines for the swing and door panel in plan views, and set their visibility in the Family. The OOTB Door Family is set up this way for comparison.
    Cliff B. Collins, Registered Architect / BIM Specialist
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    Default Re: Help! Door swing won't show up in plan

    Don't be hard on yourself. We had exactly the same problem and it was a real stumper before we figured it out. The real trick are those 1/8" architectural floor finishes above the slab. I seem to recall that the only way we even figured it out was in looking at a janitor's closet that was intended for sealed concrete.
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