Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Revit Architecture – underlay

Kevin Shumbera explains how the underlay feature can assist when generating a reflected ceiling plan & then coordinating with the furniture layout.

Kevin 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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am having an issue where this does not work to display objects in linked files, is this a Revit "feature" or am I doing something wrong?