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Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 12:11:33 PM | Light Fittings in Legend

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Is there a way to show light fittings in a RCP legend as they appear in a RCP view? i.e. viewed from below.

The legend shows the light viewed from above whereas the RCP shows the light fitting viewed from below, so they don't look the same. Confusing for anyone trying to read the legend!


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Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 1:36:29 PM | Light Fittings in Legend

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Set your legend component view correctly.



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Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 3:46:17 PM | Light Fittings in Legend

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That view direction isn't available for the lighting components. Only floor plan and elevation front and back is available. How do I add the choice for a ceiling view?

 

These are Philips light fittings downloaded from their website.


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Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 4:12:37 PM | Light Fittings in Legend

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As you can see from my image, that view IS AVAILABLE for lighting components unless maybe they were built wrong.  Post one of the families you are using - maybe we can make some recommendations.


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Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 7:34:00 AM | Light Fittings in Legend

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Here is one such fitting. They are all downloadable from the Philips website.



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Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 3:02:23 PM | Light Fittings in Legend

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That family was not built to Revit conventions for a ceiling light and it is poorly done.  It does not work correctly to cut the host ceiling and component visibility is not set correctly.


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Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 3:18:33 PM | Light Fittings in Legend

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That is not very satisfactory from a major international lighting supplier! You would expect that Revit models from large manufacturers would be built correctly?



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Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 5:43:39 PM | Light Fittings in Legend

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Where did you get that fixture?   I don't see it on AutoDesk Seek and not on the website I looked at.  It is built to metric standards and I see you are from Ireland.

 

Manufacturers have been relatively slow at developing Revit families but at least they are trying.  Many of the first families were just ported CAD and were terrible.  The tried to model this family so that it could be used on any reference rather than only ceiling hosted.   But as you have seen, it has other problems. 

 

I suggest you send a complaint to the manufacturer.


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Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 10:51:30 AM | Light Fittings in Legend

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http://www.lighting.philips.com/main/support/support/revit-library.html

 

what do I need to say to the manufacturer regarding the REVIT models in order to explain clearly what is wrong with them?

 

Are there guidelines I can direct them to?


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Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 3:41:28 PM | Light Fittings in Legend

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That webpage seems to have some troubles.   Some of the lights download whereas others take you to another page and no download.  I would complain about that first.

 

Of the ones I was able to download (not yours), the light seemed to be built correctly as ceiling lights and would cut its host.


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