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asommer
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Reflected Ceiling Plan VS Floor Plan

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11-24-2009 07:20 AM
I created a duct plan as a Reflected Ceiling Plan showing the ceiling grid, but I need all the items to show in "Plan" orientation (looking down, not up). The diffusers show on top and such... Has anyone found a fix to this, or do I have to create a 2D CAD drawing of the ceiling and insert as a background?
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martin.schmid
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Re: Reflected Ceiling Plan VS Floor Plan

11-30-2009 11:06 AM in reply to: asommer
You can overlay a view that contains just the ceiling on a sheet to achieve the effect, avoiding the need to import a .dwg file.

http://revit.downloads.autodesk.com/download/RMEContent/CeilingsInPlan.wmv


Martin Schmid, P.E.
Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

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asommer
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Re: Reflected Ceiling Plan VS Floor Plan

12-01-2009 06:49 AM in reply to: asommer
Thanks. It's a bit of a workaround, but I think It will do. I guess you would place diffusers and other ceiling Items on another plan, then...

I'll give it a try!
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channond
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Re: Reflected Ceiling Plan VS Floor Plan

12-01-2009 03:00 PM in reply to: asommer
Does Autodesk plan on adding a feature to address this in the next release? It is all well and good to have a workaround to make these things work for printing purposes, but we need this as a standard feature within the view itself, not just when we place the view on the sheet. We need to see the ceiling in the plan view so we can place our diffusers (air terminals) etc. We would also use the same view type for lighting so we could show the furniture below.
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awinterrowd
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Re: Reflected Ceiling Plan VS Floor Plan

12-03-2009 06:44 AM in reply to: asommer
I maybe wrong, but does not the mech plan adress that? In the mech plan you can see the ducts and the look if rom up to down. At least in REVIT MEP does. Now, I am talking about the MECH plan, not the mech ceiling plan. Are you working with REVIT MEP?
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aseidel
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Re: Reflected Ceiling Plan VS Floor Plan

10-28-2010 06:14 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

This method works great. Thanks for the info. There is one thing to be careful about. What I find is that the overlayed ceiling view may mask out the elements above it when its Visual Style is not Wireframe. So make sure the ceiling view is Wireframe. Even though the sheet might look correct on screen it will plot with the elements above the ceiling masked out. (Revit 2011)

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norcaljess
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Re: Reflected Ceiling Plan VS Floor Plan

10-29-2010 11:50 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

I can't get this link to work.  And I'm very interested in it! 

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Frank_213
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Re: Reflected Ceiling Plan VS Floor Plan

11-08-2011 07:18 AM in reply to: aseidel

Thanks aseidel, you solved my problem!

François Breton, tech.
Électricité du bâtiment
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Frank_213
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Re: Reflected Ceiling Plan VS Floor Plan

11-16-2011 04:53 AM in reply to: aseidel

I have set the Visual Style of the ceiling views to Wireframe. However, the ceiling grid lines are printing over the lighting fixtures (see attached pdf). Does anyone know how to fix this ?

François Breton, tech.
Électricité du bâtiment
BPR
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lsop1409
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Re: Reflected Ceiling Plan VS Floor Plan

02-17-2014 09:13 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

Does this mean i need to create a number of seperate 'ceiling' views to place onto each of my individual sheets, as Revit will only allow me to place 1 view per sheet, not allowing me to use the same ceiling grid multiple times.

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