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Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 9:18:16 PM | Revit 2011 - Light fixture family - XYZ plane issue (simple problem)

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Hi all,

I'm a relative Revit noob and have a question that most likely has a simple solution.

I inserted various recessed lighting fixture families and have placed each different fixture type using the same method.  The problem is some are placing correctly, parallel to the ceiling plane, and some are placed perpendicular to the floor plane.  The incorrectly placed fixtures do not allow me to change the host nor rotate to parallel with floor yet they nest into walls just fine (2'x2' recessed ceiling fixtures in vertical walls is a laugh).

Any advice?  Thank you in advance.

 

 


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Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 9:33:14 PM | Revit 2011 - Light fixture family - XYZ plane issue (simple problem)

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don't place lighting fixtures in section, place in plan or ceiling plan.

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Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 9:36:25 PM | Revit 2011 - Light fixture family - XYZ plane issue (simple problem)

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Right.  Each fixture was placed in the RCP.

Any other ideas?


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Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 11:38:29 PM | Revit 2011 - Light fixture family - XYZ plane issue (simple problem)

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Well, sounds like this is a face-based fixture.  It'll stick to anything.  If it's accidentally landing on walls, why not isolate light fixtures and ceilings as a category in your view, and that will limit the options for placement?   and/or, tab through selections as you are placing it until you're highlighting the ceiling.  Personally, I like to work in a 3D view with a section box turned on, so with two drags, I can have the ceiling isolated and better see the results of my work, as I work.  A misplaced fixture is noticed immediately. 

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