We learned how to create railings in Revit model. Now we will work on different view type in this tutorial.
If you’ve noticed, in Revit Views we have several views groups. Until now, the floor plans are the most views we use. But under floor plans there is another plan view group: ceiling plans. We use this view in this tutorial. We covered how to access Revit views in view navigation tutorial here.
You are already familiar with the concept of ceiling plans aren’t you? Imagine we are actually inside a room. When you see below, you will see the floor plan. And if you see above you, you will see the ceiling plan. There are some objects you only see in this plans. And so the other way: some ceiling hosted objects can’t be seen on your floor plan.
Now open your 2nd floor ceiling plan.
You will see our roof fascia appear in this view. It was placed above 2nd floor, so we can see it. But we don’t need roof fascia appear in this plan. Select the roof fascia. Now hide it by click hide>elements from your contextual ribbon.
Hiding this roof fascia will hide it not only for viewing. But will also disappear when you plot it. Now activate ceiling tool.
Move your pointer to your plan. You should see now Revit is trying to find rooms and highlight it. Move your pointer where you want to be place it. Click your mouse.
Place ceilings to all rooms in 2nd floor. After you finish, make a section to review our model.
Now let’s move to 1st floor ceiling plan. 1st floor requires more work. We have a void and a stair. We are going to define ceiling in this area by sketching it. First, place ceilings in every room in this plan, except for patterned area below.
After you finish, activate place ceiling. Find sketch tool on your ribbon.
Sketching here is just the same with creating floor. Sketch it as closed polygon, and click finish. That’s it :) Create sketch for like below.
And after you finish with that railing, continue finishing 1st floor ceiling by creating another one like below.
Next, we will discuss about creating ceiling edges, to close the gap between 2nd floor slab and 1st floor ceiling.
*You can purchase this Revit tutorial compilation in an e-book. Find out the books in our E-Store .