This is a corollary to one of my previous posts: http://revitize.blogspot.com/2009/09/structural-framing-and-plan-display.html
Here is a structural column in the 2nd level plan view. There are two callouts – magenta is of Floor Plan type and the blue is of Detail View type.
The column goes from the 2nd level to 3rd level.
The respective callout views we get are:
But if the column is changed to span from 1st level to 3rd level like:
The column does NOT show up in the detail view type:
To make the column visible, you need to edit the family and uncheck the “show family pre-cut in plan views” option in the family category and parameters. More explanation on this here.
It is painful to edit structural families, because when we get the updated structural project from the engr., the family edit needs to be done again. Unless the structural engr does it in their project.
I would really like Autodesk to make this option as the default.