Donate Now Goal amount for this year: 2500 USD, Received: 1869 USD (75%)

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Is it Possible... Pipe Based Family with component that snaps to ceiling?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    March 1, 2016
    Current Local Time
    06:56 PM

    Is it Possible... Pipe Based Family with component that snaps to ceiling?

    I would like to create a family that is pipe based, like a valve for instance, but has a component/geometry, such as a clearance box, that would automatically snap to the top side of a ceiling below it. Somewhat like how a pipe hanger automatically snaps to the deck above... is this even possible?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    September 16, 2015
    Darwin, Australia
    Current Local Time
    05:26 AM
    Just build the family above/below the reference level in the editor, you could even put a dimension on the offset. Then in the project you can set the reference level in the project and determine your offset from the level. There isn't really any need to model any geometry for a clearance box. With this method you will have likely have issues if you try to break into pipework because the reference level is not aligned with the center of the valve.

    You could opt for a ceiling based family but I highly discourage it, based on my experiences it is a pain. Regardless of your method, please let us know how you go.

  3. #3
    Forum Addict GMcDowellJr's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 21, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Current Local Time
    11:56 AM
    I would put the clearance solid in the connector family and have a view that showed them for coordination. You could use a layered view approach for your sheets or try the invisible line trick. Or just use the line work tool on the edges of the clearance in our views. It's manual but it gets the job done!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Similar Threads

  1. Creating a floor based and wall based generic model in a single family
    By PraveenPonnuru in forum Tutorials, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: September 10th, 2015, 04:16 PM
  2. Trouble Converting Ceiling Based Family into Face Based
    By Yorgan in forum Architecture - Family Creation
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: January 28th, 2015, 12:40 PM
  3. Face Based placement without ceiling views?
    By GabrielBlack in forum MEP - Family Creation
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: January 14th, 2013, 08:53 PM
  4. Ceiling-based light fixtures and elevations
    By hclbaumbach in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: November 14th, 2012, 09:36 PM
  5. Face based Ceiling Fan
    By JCM in forum Architecture - Family Creation
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: April 7th, 2011, 10:43 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts