Unable to preview Thumbnail of Revit (.rfa) files on Sharepointe Online or local desktop synced fold

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I am having an issue being able to preview thumbnail views of Revit families (.rfa)  on SharePoint online. We use SharePoint as cloud storage for our Revit library. Being able to preview thumbnail views of these files is crucial to my workflow, as it enables me to visually search my library and grab the file I need. I have downloaded a copy our entire library to my local desktop just so I can preview the files before I use them.

Does anyone have an issue with this or know how to resolve this?

2 Replies

@MaiaBIM 
Can you perhaps share an rfa file as an example?
Rationale, rfa files also contain an embedded thumbnail that can be extracted similar to dwg files. e.g.Thumbnail dwg.JPG

Paul