How do I show ceiling plans in Revit?

Why is my ceiling plan not showing up in Revit?

It is the Underlay Orientation setting in the view properties. In Revit MEP, Underlay Orientation can be set to either Plan or Reflected Ceiling Plan. By default, this parameter is set to Plan when creating new reflected ceiling plan views. As long as it is set to Plan, the ceiling grid will not be visible.

How do you make a reflected ceiling plan?

How do you make a reflected ceiling plan?

  1. The contractor establishes the ceiling type – traditional, suspended, and so on.
  2. The architect establishes the scale and dimensions of the ceiling.
  3. The architect adds information about materials to be used.
  4. The architect adds light fixtures.

How does View range work in Revit?

The view range is a set of horizontal planes that control the visibility and display of objects in a plan view. Every plan view has a property called view range, also known as a visible range. The horizontal planes that define the view range are Top, Cut Plane, and Bottom.

What is underlay orientation in Revit?

When Underlay Orientation is set to Look down, the underlay displays as if you are viewing it from above, like a plan view. When the Underlay Orientation is set to Look up, then the underlay displays as if you are viewing it from below, like a reflected ceiling plan.

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What are the things to remember when doing reflected ceiling plans?

How to read reflected ceiling plans:

  • Suspend yourself a few feet above the ceiling.
  • Imagine being able to see through the ceiling.
  • Visualize the ceiling over the floor.
  • A RCP is not a typical plan.
  • Observe the relationship of light fixtures, ceiling elements and furniture.
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