When creating architectural layouts with walls at 4000mm and a 600x600 ceiling at 3800mm. When I import this into an electrical GB template I cannot see the ceiling when I insert it as an underlay on the lighting or power layouts It inserts a ceiling but has no detail and pretty much blocks out the rest of the drawing. It can only be seen on the reflective ceiling layout. Is there any way round this?
In the Architectural model if I select the ceiling as an underlay it works perfectly. I must be missing something.
I've tried filters and even setting the discipline to Architectural and it still wont become visible.
I don't think you're missing anything. In testing this, I create and linked in a model with a few ceilings. I could not get the ceiling grid from the linked model to display if the Floor Plan View's Underlay was set to Reflected Ceiling Plan, even if I set the model to display as a Linked View under V/G. All of the ceilings that were create in the host model showed up as expected, though, so I believe that this is a limitation of the software.
You may have to create a separate RCP View for the architect's grid and then place it on top of your View on the Sheet. If you work through active Views on the Sheet, you can use EH to hide the Viewport of the arch ceiling grid to make it unselectable (so you can't accidentally activate that View). It will still print.
Tested in Revit MEP 2013.
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This does seem a rarther large oversight since ceiling heights etc do change during the coarse of the design phase and this will ultimately affect all services within the void. I will use your solution as it will work for me but will have to be mindful of any height changes in the host model, perhaps I will make it a different colour so it is easier to spot.
Fingers crossed autodesk fix this but if their updates are like AutoCAD they add new features rather than solving existing niggles.