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billyb
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Re: Revit family - light on sloped ceiling

01-02-2013 10:31 PM in reply to: billyb

Wait a minute!!! So, this process worked for the sloped ceiling, but it doesn't work for a horizontal ceiling. Is that right??

I figured it should associate itself with whatever ceiling is being used.

 

I dealing with an auditorium that has two different sloped ceilings and two different horizontal ones. So, why would this work for one ceiling and not another?

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Alfredo_Medina
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Re: Revit family - light on sloped ceiling

01-03-2013 04:28 AM in reply to: billyb

billyb wrote:

Wait a minute!!! So, this process worked for the sloped ceiling, but it doesn't work for a horizontal ceiling. Is that right??

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The same family should work well on a flat ceiling or on a sloped ceiling.

 

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billyb
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Re: Revit family - light on sloped ceiling

01-03-2013 06:51 AM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

I agree. I am seeing two different previews. One with the light's parabolic grid (on sloped ceilings) and one with diagonally crossed lines (flat ceilings). I suspect that when I place the fixture the software is 1) not seeing the ceiling as a ceiling, or 2) missing the compound ceiling grid, though it highlights it. 

 

I figure it has to be me because, with the help I've received here, I've resolved some of the issue. A fact for which I am grateful to say the least.

 

Thank you,

Bill

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Alfredo_Medina
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Re: Revit family - light on sloped ceiling

01-03-2013 08:22 AM in reply to: billyb

The important thing is that the light fixture is really hosted by the ceiling. The representation of the fixture in plan view will be different for flat and sloped ceilngs, yes, because for a flat ceiling the symbolic lines of the light fixture (the "x") will be visible, while in the plan view of the sloped ceiling, those symbolic lines of the fixture will not be visible.

 

Also, to see the light fixture on a plan view of a sloped ceiling, you might need to lift the top plane and cut plane of the view range.

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Re: Revit family - light on sloped ceiling

01-03-2013 08:40 AM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

Great! Thank you Alfredo!

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Message 16 of 16 (281 Views)

Re: Revit family - light on sloped ceiling

07-11-2013 03:01 PM in reply to: billyb

Same thing happened to me, using Revit 2014.  Crashed when I tried to place it on a face.  FYI

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