Friday, 13 December 2013

Recessed Lights in Ceiling Grids

When placing recessed lights into a Revit ceiling (which may be in either the linked or in your host model) special attention should be paid to the relationship of the lighting family to the bottom face of the ceiling:







By simply shifting the geometry in the family down (even a slight amount), the ceiling grid is masked correctly (you'll need a masking region somewhere in the generic annotation symbol or plan view symbol) of the light family:




2 comments:

Brok Howard said...

It will work as well if you just have something modeled breaking the plane. No need to move all your geometry so that elevations tags are off. Simply go to a section or elevation in the family and make a tiny model line. This will never show in plan or section and it would be hard to tag it to get an off elevation. Model lines can help other geometry cut to reveal graphic overrides...where the cut in your view.

Anonymous said...

FYI for all you MEP'ers: In order for the light fixture family to mask the grid when the grid is located in a linked model, you must set the view discipline to "Architectural" or "Coordination"!