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Linds_REVIT
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Light Fixtures not hosting to ceiling where placed

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10-12-2012 01:37 PM

Hey,

 

I am NEWBIE to Revit and have got most of basics down. But this weird problem arose few weeks back which hoping it was someone else on project fault for error but has yet to go away.

 

I am running Revit MEP 2013 on a building with a few floors. This is only happening on the Main/Second Floor but down to the problem. When I go to place a light fixture onto the ceiling, once I click to where I want it to go it places it 2'-6' in some random direction (does not seem to be a uniform placement all over). I then must grab the fixture and am able to drag it back placing in correct location.

 

This only happens when placing 'new' fixtures and not for when picking a 'New Face". Also the fixtures seem to inherit the height of the ceiling selected. Things I have also noticed that are out of ordinary is that when 'Tag By Category' is selected on Main Floor it is able to tag Second Floor walls and components.

 

If anyone has suggestions of how to eradicate this problem please let me know. Gets very annoying when having to place many light fixtures and have to place then move each time!! 

 

:smileyhappy: Thanks,

Linds

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Re: Light Fixtures not hosting to ceiling where placed

10-15-2012 07:35 AM in reply to: Linds_REVIT

Linds_REVIT wrote:

"I am running Revit MEP 2013 on a building with a few floors. This is only happening on the Main/Second Floor but down to the problem. When I go to place a light fixture onto the ceiling, once I click to where I want it to go it places it 2'-6' in some random direction (does not seem to be a uniform placement all over). I then must grab the fixture and am able to drag it back placing in correct location."


Are you working with a Linked Architectural Model? If so, does the architect have their own lighting layout, and does it cut into the ceiling grid? The "holes" in the ceiling left by their fixtures (or other ceiling elements) may be causing this issue.

 

 


Linds_REVIT wrote:

"...Also the fixtures seem to inherit the height of the ceiling selected. Things I have also noticed that are out of ordinary is that when 'Tag By Category' is selected on Main Floor it is able to tag Second Floor walls and components."


This sounds like at least a portion of the elements are being inadvertently included in the other Views. Double check the View Range to ensure that the elements from the other floors aren't crossing into it - they should be fully excluded. Also ensure that the View does not have an Underlay (under the View's Properties).

 

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Re: Light Fixtures not hosting to ceiling where placed

10-17-2012 02:35 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

"Are you working with a Linked Architectural Model? If so, does the architect have their own lighting layout, and does it cut into the ceiling grid? The "holes" in the ceiling left by their fixtures (or other ceiling elements) may be causing this issue."

 

1. I am working with a Linked Architect Model, but am also using there ceilings for fixtures. Did not create any of my own ceilings. I opened there file to see if I could sort out the major issue but everything in my knowledge seemed like it was set up properly.

 

2. And I have played a lot with the View Range. From having it so I can't even see the light fixtures on Main floor to seeing floor boxes on second floor but I can still tag those walls above. (Also to note while in Architect Model file I tested and found that you could not tag walls above. Tried duplicating there View Range but no success.) And there is no Underlay.

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Re: Light Fixtures not hosting to ceiling where placed

10-18-2012 06:01 AM in reply to: Linds_REVIT

Linds_REVIT wrote:

"1. I am working with a Linked Architect Model, but am also using there ceilings for fixtures. Did not create any of my own ceilings. I opened there file to see if I could sort out the major issue but everything in my knowledge seemed like it was set up properly."


Did the architect create their own lighting layout and place light fixtures on their ceilings in the Link? What I meant by my previous statement about the 'holes' is that the architect's fixtures may be cutting into their ceiling, so when you fixture is placed in one of these 'holes' in their ceiling, it is placed on the nearest available surface.

 

There are still of few 'unexplainable' ceiling/light issues like this that have been discussed in the past, but no solution was discovered. Try searching this forum and maybe there is some information in one of those posts that may be of use.

 


Linds_REVIT wrote:

"2. And I have played a lot with the View Range. From having it so I can't even see the light fixtures on Main floor to seeing floor boxes on second floor but I can still tag those walls above. (Also to note while in Architect Model file I tested and found that you could not tag walls above. Tried duplicating there View Range but no success.) And there is no Underlay."


Did you Copy/Monitor the Levels from the Link to ensure that they are and remain exactly the same? If you're Levels don't match the Link's exactly, then having the exact same View Range settings as their Views won't be correct, anyway.

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