Friday, 24 September 2010

How to use Revits Underlay tools

Bruce Madsen, one of BIM managers for our San Francisco office says, when working in a reflected ceiling plan, it is helpful to know where the furniture occurs.

Revit provides UNDERLAY tools to make this easier.

  • You can work in the Ceiling Plan while viewing the Floor Plan as an Underlay.
  • NEW – You can work in the Floor Plan while viewing the Ceiling Plan as an Underlay.  (this can be useful for MEP tasks).

The examples below, show a floor plan and a reflected ceiling plan:-

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To see the furniture in the RCP, turn on the UNDERLAY in the VIEW PROPERTIES, as shown below:-

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  • What is new is that it is possible to see the Ceiling in a Plan view.

Turn on the UNDERLAY and change the UNDERLAY ORIENTATION from Plan to REFLECTED CEILING PLAN:-

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· Note:  It is also possible to see an underlay from a level different from the current level, if needed.

2 comments:

Mike Engel said...

When was this feature added, I beleive it was a few versions ago. But yes very usefull

Rob Cross said...

Just wondering can you change the colour of a underlay in Revit?