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Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 5:37:26 PM | Can you create your own Ceiling Grids??

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The project comes with a 2x2 and a 2x4 grid but we would like to use a 1'x4' ceiling grid. I can not figure out how to create a new ceiling family. Is there a way to modify one of the exisisting types or create a new ceiling grid type? Please help!!!

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Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 6:01:04 PM | RE: Can you create your own Ceiling Grids??

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I created a simple 1'x4' grid ceiling in the attached project. It involves duplicating an existing ceiling and creating a new model pattern for hte lines. To render it though you will need to create a new image map with the 1'x4' grid layout or find one on the web. www.accustudio.com is a great place to start for Revit rendering resources. HTH Tom

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Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 6:37:22 PM | RE: Can you create your own Ceiling Grids??

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If I wanted to make a new model pattern for the lines myself how would I go about applying it to the exisiting ceiling type? Thanks for all your help!!

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Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 8:45:02 AM | RE: Can you create your own Ceiling Grids??

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Just make a new material with the new model lines or change the existing materials to the new model line

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Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 3:28:27 PM | RE: Can you create your own Ceiling Grids??

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Ok, the key here is to understand what makes the 2x2 ceiling family and 2x4 ceiling family what they are. Just like everything else in Revit they are just a family with some sort of structure and some sort of material applyed to the layers in the structure. To create a 1x4 ceiling family, the first thing you'll want to do is to go into the object properties of one of the ceiling families and click the duplicate button. This creates an identical copy of that family, which you then rename 1x4 or whatever you want to call it to keep it organized. Ok, once its duplicated and you have the new family, the next thing you want to to do is go into the Structure of the ceiling. Once in the structure window you can see that the ceiling is made up of two layers, a structure layer and a finish layer. It's the finish layer that gives you the tile pattern. Click the material of the finish layer and you'll notice that it is named something like Finishes - Interior - Acoustic Ceiling Tile - 24x24 or something like that. Under the Apperiance tab of that material, the Surface pattern is set to a pattern called Ceiling 24x24(model). That's what determines what the pattern of your tiles are. Its basically just a hatch pattern thats placed on that surface on the ceiling finish. Ok, now, once you understand this, the next thing to do is while still inside the material browser, duplicate the material, and rename it to whatever you want to keep it organized. Next, go inside the surface pattern, click New, enter a new name for the pattern, and then create it based on the spacing that you want. And that's basically it. If your new to Revit, always always always make sure to duplicate everything before you make changes to an object or material so that you don't lose the original or get confused and have a 1x4 surface pattern on a material named 2x2 on a object named 5x5. Organization and carefull moves are the key to being productive with Revit. Sorry if this was alittle elementary but it didnt seem like anyone else was really addressing your question or assuming that you understood some of these key concepts. Good luck! Adam 3di architecture Post edited on 2006-07-28 10:29:16

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Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 2:57:02 AM | Can you create your own Ceiling Grids??

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Thanks derxaj !

If I want to replace the existing ceiling tiles with the new model tiles (like walkable metal sheet ceiling tiles 1.5x1.5m--used in cleanrooms), how can

I do? I did a new family but do not know how to insert them to the ceiling layer.

Thank you for your instruction!

 

 

 

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Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:33:31 PM | Can you create your own Ceiling Grids??

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Create a new pattern (hatch)



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Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 10:00:31 PM | Can you create your own Ceiling Grids??

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For some reason when I try to duplicate a surface pattern the model button is greyed out- why is this?



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Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 12:31:02 AM | Can you create your own Ceiling Grids??

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Looking at your picture, I have a feeling you’re trying to modify ‘course scale fill pattern’. Instead, click on edit structure and then, material you want to edit. Material browser will open where you can modify surface model fill pattern.


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Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 2:44:31 PM | Can you create your own Ceiling Grids??

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Thank you ! I could have swore I was doing this yesterday but today it worked like a charm!!!! :D 


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