August 3, 2011

Existing Ceiling Grids in Revit

In the last Revit Architecture class that I instructed at Ideate, Inc., a student had a great question that I thought I would share here.

We were discussing the topic of ‘Phasing’ in Revit, and the student was trying to figure out how to show the ceiling grid in the existing ACT ceiling ‘grayed out.’ Changing the Existing Phase Graphic Override to a gray color would only change the outline of the ceiling to gray, but what about the 2x4 ceiling tile pattern?

The answer was to change the color of the surface pattern in the Existing Phase Graphic Overrides to gray, see screen shot below:

Shruti Harve,
LEED AP, AEC Solutions Application Specialist

Shruti holds a Master of Science degree in Architectural Computing from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and is LEED accredited. Her experience includes working in Architecture and Construction firms in India and the United Kingdom as well as Structural Engineering firms in the Bay Area providing design, 3D modeling and drafting services. At Ideate, Shruti provides training and support for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, 3ds Max, Ecotect and AutoCAD Architecture.

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