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Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 9:33:39 PM | Lighting fixtures not against exterior wall face

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I am working in Revit Architecture 2009. I have a lighting fixture family in many places on the exterior of the building. Some of the lights are fixed to the exterior wall face (which I would like), but many are either sunk in too far into the wall or are floating out away from the wall. I'm not sure what the setting is that is causing this. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 11:55:00 AM | Lighting fixtures not against exterior wall face

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hi, depends like the family was created, you can create lighting fixtures ceiling based, wall based, or "free" based when you can put your lights in to the ground or in stairs and so one, so you can edit the family of one of that lights "in too far into the wall or are floating out away from the wall" and check the parameters and the family category...

 


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Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 9:09:53 PM | Lighting fixtures not against exterior wall face

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Hi, in your lighting fixture family select the wall and go to its properties, and edit its structure to change the overall thickness of the wall and then OK out of the dialog boxes.  I expect you'll either get constraint errors or the wall will change thicknesses but you lighting fixture won't move because its not constrained to the wall properly.

Its much easier to nest families into the hosted templates as they are much easier to constrain.  Check out my blog as I'm pretty sure I've got some more in depth information on there for you.

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Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 4:03:57 PM | Lighting fixtures not against exterior wall face

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Thank you both for your help. I figured I should change the wall thickness. My main concern was that I would fix the same exterior lighting fixture to different wall types, thus any one wall thickness wouldn't suffice for all walls. I'm going to try nesting families in the future. Thanks!  

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Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 5:24:25 PM | Lighting fixtures not against exterior wall face

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Laura11,

 

The reason why Mr Spot suggested you change the wall thickness in the family was to discover what was wrong in the family.  It will not fix your problems.


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Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 6:24:09 PM | Lighting fixtures not against exterior wall face

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Oh. I found that it did since most of the walls are very similar. I need to check out his blog later. We're trying to submit for DRB asap so I will definitely change them in the future. (I just need light to be rendering from the right places). Thank you for the warning.


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