Creating Ceilings

Placing a ceiling is quite easy; the hard part is finding the view in which to do it. As you have probably noticed, the Project Browser is divided into categories. The categories for plans are Floor Plans and Ceiling Plans. Whereas floor plans show the views standing at that level looking down, ceiling plans show the view standing at that level looking up. In Revit, you are looking at a true reflected ceiling plan.

To begin, open the file you have been following along with. If you did not complete Chapter 8, “Structural Items,” go to the book's web page at From there you can browse to Chapter 9 and find the file called NER-20.rvt.

  1. Go to the Level 1 ceiling plan, as shown in Figure 9.1 (remember, ...

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