Can I have a family appear in a Reflected Ceiling plan in Revit if the family is below the RCP cut plane?

0
0

Yes, you can!  Often it is necessary to . . .

  • You must to post comments
0
0

Yes, you can!  Often it is necessary to show an element in an RCP that is displayed on the floor plan.  For example, you may want to show furniture in a ceiling plan so you can coordinate the location of light fixtures. There are 3 options to achieve this result.

Option 1 – Underlay

  • From the RCP view choose the Underlay -> Range: Base Level and set it to the same level as the RCP you are viewing
  • Items below the RCP cut plan will show as defined by Revit’s “halftone” settings.

NOTE: 

  • This idea also works in the reverse. You can “underlay” ceiling plan into a floor plan view. In this case, you’ll also need to adjust the “Underlay Orientation” to “Look Up”.

Option 2 –Change the View Range

Each view has a “view range”.  Objects outside the view range will not display.  We can extend the view range by lowering the cut plane for the ceiling to a point where the floor plan items are within the ceiling plan view range.  The default cut plane in a ceiling plan view is 7’-6”.   Try changing the “cut plane” to 2’-0”.

Option 3– Update family to always display in both plan and RCP

This option works by “extending” the object, so it crosses into the other view range.

  • Edit the family to add an invisible line that would extend up through the cut plane.
    • Add a reference plane and dimension at a height that would display in RCP.
    • Add an invisible model line from base to the reference plane for top height.
      • Turn the dimension into a parameter so in can be adjusted in the project environment.

 

Download PDF – KB-210111-Show plan objects in RCP

  • You must to post comments
Showing 1 result
Your Answer

Please first to submit.