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Thu, May 1, 2014 at 11:46:33 AM | Suspended Ceiling Family




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I would like to make a family for a suspended ceiling were I can easily adapt the dimensions to the current project I am working on and allow me make a material takeoff (number of tiles and length off bandraster).


The way I previously have made ceilings is by modifying the OTB materials with a new pattern. This however, doesn't make the proper render appearance and only allows me to get a area of the ceiling instead of the number of tiles etc.


Is this a it posible to make a family which will array it self in two directions and can be applied by sketching a boundary?




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Thu, May 1, 2014 at 12:20:37 PM | Suspended Ceiling Family



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An array can only go one direction.

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Thu, May 1, 2014 at 1:25:40 PM | Suspended Ceiling Family




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You can however make an array of an array, right?

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Thu, May 1, 2014 at 2:04:10 PM | Suspended Ceiling Family



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fusse,  I would think you could easily test that question yourself.


I recommend that you really think about this.  How do you handle the perimeter of your ceiling?  Industry standard is to create your pattern so that you rarely cut less than half a tile and since rooms and walls are rarely perfect, you usually adjust your patterns to cut all perimeter.  Your array will not accomodate this.  You can get the area of a ceiling and mathematically calculate the number of tiles.

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