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Thread: Face Based Families & Basic Ceilings

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    I disagree on stacked walls. I use them allllll the time and love them.

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    I have set the default ceiling in our template to be a compound ceiling but still, I'm sure there will be some user who switches a compound ceiling to a basic ceiling and will risk losing any void cutting face based families the ceiling was hosting. I will educate our users about this. Aaron and snowyweston, I'd be interested to hear your pros and cons on ramps, soffits and stacked walls please!

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    Ramps are pointless since Revit version 9.1 gave us Shape Editing (which works better in every way possible).

    Soffits have always been pointless, i just use a ceiling that has its type differentiated.

    Stacked Walls are awesome. I cant think of a project ive done in the last decade that didnt use them.

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    I still used ramps occasionally in previous versions because I needed to host a railing to them, but now that they allowed hosting to shape edited floors in 2017 I agree they're more trouble than they're worth. The only benefit I can still see is they still do all the calculations for max slope and max height with landings if you're looking for a quick layout tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Stacked Walls are awesome.
    I've always avoided them but recently started to work with them. Some gotchas in there but that's nothing new. So far I like them too.

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    I gave up using soffits since , even thou you can Keynote them, you cant tag them

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    15 years I've been using Revit, and never had to deal with a Basic Ceiling!

    But now we've inherited on for another firm, and we can't do @#%^ with it.
    There's no "Edit Boundary" on the Ribbon when the ceiling is selected.
    When I select the thing with a crossing, I get 61 elements selected no matter how fine I make my selection.
    And if we try to change it's Type, we get:
    "Infilling element replaced by a later phase insert must be the same type as the insert's host."

    No know someone's going to say redraw it as a real (compound) ceiling, but I'd like to at least be able to copy the Boundary.
    I can't even Tab to select it in an RCP.
    Any hints?

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    Switch the view to a later phase. I think the entire ceiling you're touching is deleted by a ceiling or face hosted item in a later phase, which is why you can't edit it.

    And yes, basic ceilings blow. But you CAN swap them to compounds, as long as you find the original or actual ceiling object.

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