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    Light Fixture (Not Column) - located to grid for scheduling and tagging

    Dear Forum

    I have noticed that with structural columns you can place them on grids and get a 'Column Location Mark' feedback which you can then schedule and tag. Can this be done for any family object? I would like to achieve this with a light fixture so I can set out a number on grid and be able to schedule their grid coordinate and also tag this to each light.

    Is this possible?

    Many thanks for your help!

    Regards
    Tim

    #2
    I suppose you COULD begin with a Column Family, nest a light fixture family into it, set up a visibility parameter for the columns and turn it off, and have the light fixture follow/stay attached to Grids? But then if you are doing quantity take-offs/schedules for Columns, you would have to Filter out the "fake" columns which are turned off......... a bit tricky.

    I don't think you can do it with only a light fixture family?
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

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      #3
      Hi Cliff

      Many thanks for your reply. This is an interesting idea and I will give it a try to see if it becomes tricky or not.

      Thanks again.
      Tim

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        #4
        Hi Cliff

        This idea of yours seems to be working well. As you cannot delete the column I have made it very small and constrained it as part of the fixture design. I am only doing a schedule of light types with a few other shared parameters so this approach works great in this instance.

        Many thanks again

        Best Regards
        Tim
        Architect
        London

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          #5
          Glad it works.

          Using Revit sometimes unfortunately requires lots of "workarounds" depending on what you need to accomplish.

          Did you explore using Filters to filter out the "fake columns" ?
          Cliff B. Collins
          Registered Architect
          The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
          Autodesk Expert Elite

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            #6
            I havent needed to, which is great. I incorporated the column into the fixture so you dont see it. So I have been able to schedule and tag each globe light (column) with grid reference. The design is for a ceiling of suspended globe lights each suspended at random drops from the ceiling, also with random colours. I found a great plugin called Randomise by Dumitru: http://dimak1999.blogspot.com/2011/0...for-revit.html
            So far I have this outcome (see pic attached) with all lights tagged with drop height and grid location for installation purposes.

            Many thanks again
            Regards
            Tim
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