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window or door component is opaque in a project
Posted by David Wills on 26 May 2016 09:58 PM

Tip Title:      window or door component is opaque in a project

Product:      any version of Revit

Author:         David Wills – Application Specialist

 

Issue:

You load family for use in a project and after placing an instance of the family you notice that you cannot see through the door or window in elevation or section but you can see through the door or window in a 3-D view:


Can’t See through Door or Window

Solution:

This occurs when the opening object in the door or window family is not set to be transparent in elevation. To correct this open the family for editing and select the opening object you may need to use the Tab button to cycle through elements until the opening object is selectable once selected tick the option to make the opening transparent in elevation:



 

Save and reload the family. Transparency through the opening door window should now be active:

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