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Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 11:02:27 PM | Placing Electrical on Walls of different levels that are in same view




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I have a building with a floor plan that has a number of levels that are closely related, but identified in the project with their own level datum.  For example:  Porch, Foyer, Living Room Levels.  The levels are only a few steps different, but the walls which represent those areas are hosted by their respective levels.  Because the levels are very close in vertical elevation, there is no need for a separate "story" plan for them, rather they are all represented together in the same "Main Level Floor Plan" sheet.


All is fine and good until I try to place electrical switches and outlets on the plan.  I can place hosted fixtures on the walls that are hosted at the parent level of the view... but Revit will not place items on the walls that are above, or below the parent level for the view.  It is unnecessary to create a separate electrical plan just for the bathroom, for example, but the walls are inaccessible to the command to add electrical fixtures.


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Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 7:03:37 AM | Placing Electrical on Walls of different levels that are in same view



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Hi JB,


So the electrical sockets are loading and hosting onto the walls correctly? From what you said it sounds as if the issue is only the visibilitiy of the sockets on the floor plan. Caused by the slight changes in the levels. If so, have you tried using Plan Regions?


These basically allow you to draw a box and change the View Range within this box without affecting the host/parent view.


The command is located under the View Tab and listed within the Plan Views.


Hope this helps,


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Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 9:41:25 AM | Placing Electrical on Walls of different levels that are in same view



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Your problem may be there is no wall at the elevation where the electrical is hosted from.  You can and should have created levels for each level area.  You don't have to create plans with these levels but it allows you to host elements correctly.  Then when you place elements that are hosted at relative elevations to the host, you can pick the correct level.

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