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Revit Fill Pattern Not Showing

While training Revit last week a few of the trainee’s came across a small problem with Filled Regions. When they applied a filled region in a view it didn’t show the fill pattern and when they switched the pattern it only worked if they selected a solid black.

You can see from the two images below the one on the left isn’t showing and hatch at all but the one right is showing the diagonal crosshatch.

                                        

At first look I thought it was something to do with the Detail lines in the Visibility/Graphics, but that only controls if filled regions are visible or not.

I then looked at the scale of the view if it was too large so the filled region will show white as if it’s too dense and that wasn’t the problem.

I then looked at the Visual Styles and they had it set to Realistic and changing it back to hidden line or shaded for example it worked ok. So if you’re looking at adding a filled region to a view make sure you apply the correct Visual Style.

 Solution: So if you’re looking at adding a filled region to a view make sure you apply the correct Visual Style.

Out of interest I had a look around the internet to see if anyone else was having issues with this and what they are. Below I have listed solutions to the above problem which couldn’t be resolved simply by changing the Visual Style within the view.  

Try creating a View Template from a view which you can apply a filled region correctly and applying it to the view it doesn’t.

  • Hardware Acceleration: Check if it’s switched on or off, try switching it off if it’s on or on if its switched off and see if that fixes the problem.
  • Upgrading your graphics driver.
  • Checking you have the latest service pack(s) installed for Revit. Check out my Update Release 2 Available for Revit 2013 Products for links to the latest service pack for Revit 2013.


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