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Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 9:36:37 PM | I can not figure out teh "View Range" in revit 2013

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I am trying to create an electrical plan. I can not, however get the view range correct for teh background.

What I want is a cut plane at 4'-0" above the floor and want to see everything 5'6" above it to 3'6" below that. In other words the view range would be between 6" abiove the floor to 9'-6" above the floor.

The problem I am having is when I can see the electrical outlets I can not see the room lighting amd when I can see the room lighting a can not see the electrical outlets. I want to see all of them in one plan.

When I set my cut plane to 4'-0" all my counter tops disappear from view. The only whay I have found to see them is to set the cut plane below the countertops but then they block view of the vanity lights in the bathrooms.

 

At this point I am ready to pitch revit an go back to AutoCAD if I can not get this resolved.

 

This is what my screen looks like before I gave up today. Half of the view range options are grayed out.

 

How do I set the view range to see both the outlets set at 15" above the finish floor to the ceiling lights on the ceiling?

The end result I want is to have the electrical and lighting as shown on a floor plan.

 

 

 



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Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:38:05 PM | I can not figure out teh "View Range" in revit 2013

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Wedickerson,

Hi! You may be able to use a "Plan Region" to create your view. Set your view range so you can see the outlets, then setup the plan region above the view range to see your upper items. Plan region is in the View Tab then hit the "Plan Views" (it has the little triangele to let you know it offers different options) then select plan region. Draw a box around the floor plan and adjust the settings to see the upper objects.

Take care,

Rob


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Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 3:01:03 PM | I can not figure out teh "View Range" in revit 2013

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To see the room lighting, use a reflected floor plan - not a floor plan.


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Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 3:45:30 PM | I can not figure out teh "View Range" in revit 2013

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I am using a reflected ceiling plan. However the correct way to show an electrical plan in an architectural plan is to be able to show all of the cabinets, appliances, door windows, and plumbing fixtures. Everything you would see on a floor plan. Whem I use a reflected ceiling plan the oonly way I can see the counters is to set the cut plane below the counters and look up. Now this blocks all views of outlets about the counters and any walls mounted lights above the counters. What I have had to do it put the cut line below the counters teh trace all teh counters, appliances, plumbing fixtures with details line and turn off all the 3d counters, countertops, appliances, plumbing fixtures to see all of the lighting fixtures, outlets and switches. This is unacceptable. What I need is a way to set the cut plane above the counter top yet still be able to look down and see all the outlets and look up and see all the light fixtures with out turning everything but the walls, windows and doors off after tracing them. In ohter words be able to see all the electrical symbols on the equalviant of a floor plan.



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Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 3:56:33 PM | I can not figure out teh "View Range" in revit 2013

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Try placing an invisible line in your outlet family that extends above far enough to intersect the cut plane of the view you would like to see it in. If any part of the family (including just an invisible line) intersects the cut plane, it should be visible in the view.


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Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 4:17:27 PM | I can not figure out teh "View Range" in revit 2013

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The problem with the invisable lines idea is placing the cut plane above the counter top will "erace" the counter top from the plan.

What I want is a way to see both the reflected ceiling plan and the floor plan at the same time on the same drawing. I need view both above and below the cut plane at teh same time.


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Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 4:22:41 PM | I can not figure out teh "View Range" in revit 2013

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Could you not set your underlay to say "finish floor" in your reflected ceiling plan view?


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Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 4:41:20 PM | Johnzo142

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Quoting Johnzo142 from 2013-08-30 11:22:41

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Could you not set your underlay to say "finish floor" in your reflected ceiling plan view?

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This is looking very promising...Will have to play with it some more to fine tune it.


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Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 5:54:18 PM | I can not figure out teh "View Range" in revit 2013

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Why not turn on your underlay (the architectural plan) instead.


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