Tuesday, 12 February 2008

How do I create ceilings in Revit

Here are some simple steps to creating Ceiling in Revit, leading to a feature ceiling and a dropped bulkhead ceiling (click on images to see full size).

1. Open a Ceiling Plan view. If you add ceiling in the floor plan view you will get this warning. (If the walls are not showing correctly it is likely that your view range is not set correctly also check VG for worksets and model objects.




2. Click Modelling menu Ceiling, or on the Modelling tab of the Design Bar, click Ceiling.


3. In the Type Selector, select a Compound Ceiling 600 x 600.
4. Click inside a room to place the ceiling. A ceiling appears.



5. Adjust the grid by using Move to set out to centre of room or corner etc.








6. You can sketch a ceiling to be any shape you need. In this example the room has a 600x600 grid and a plasterboard ceiling being defined.


7. For a ceiling that has a plaster border, you can create a ceiling in sketch mode, add an inner ring to create the whole.







8. Fill the hole with a nother ceiling in this example 600x600 grid by using the ceiling sketch mode and ajusting grid position (5) to center the tiles.






9. In this example the grid ceiling is raised 600mm, by adjusting the 600x600 ceiling height to 3200mm








10. In this example the ceiling is 5omm thickness. I need to create walls to form the upstands - to do this duplicate an existing wall, edit and change width to 50mm, and select Finishes - Interior - Plasterboard for the material.






11. Add 50mm plasterboard walls to the inner ceiling surround.

12. Adust the wall so that the base offset is 50mm above the lower ceiling height,








13. Adjust in sketch mode the celing extent to align with the wall faces. Note that doing this correctly will mean that the lower ceiling goes below the upstand wall and therefore is not visible in the Ceiling plan.





In the following example a ceilng bulkhead is created with a 300x1200 ceiling plank.

1. Create some reference lines to construct ceiling.











2. Add plasterboard ceilings to either side of the bulkhead using sketch mode set to 2600.










3. Add another ceiling for the bulkhead surround. Set this ceiling at 2300.









4. Add a new Compound Ceiling family by duplicating the 600x600 grid and name as 300x1200 Grid.











5. Edit the family material for the Finishes - Interiors - Plasterboard and create a new pattern for 300 x 1200











6. Sketch the shape of the new infill ceiling.











7. If the grid is round wrong way, click on ceiling and rotate 90 deg.



8. Finished ceiling with bulhead showing 300x1200 planks.











12 Feb - Chirag says: "To create upstands or soffit walls, change the wall function to soffit. In this case, the attachment is made to the surface of the ceiling, regardless of the shape of the ceiling. Use join geometry to clean it up"

1 comment:

Chirag said...

Miles,

To create upstands or soffit walls, change the wall function to soffit. In this case, the attachment is made to the surface of the ceiling, regardless of the shape of the ceiling. Use join geometry to clean it up