Creating Ceiling Openings and Soffits

Unless you are in a residential dwelling, or a prison, you can look up and notice that a ceiling is merely serving as a host for electrical, mechanical, and architectural components. Very seldom will you find a ceiling that does not require a modification in some capacity. This section of the chapter deals with this issue, starting with creating a ceiling opening.

Creating a Ceiling Opening

The objective of the next procedure is to cut an opening into a ceiling to later drop a soffit into:

  1. Open the Level 1 ceiling plan.
  2. Zoom in to the wood ceilings in the west wing, as shown in Figure 9.23.
  3. Select the ceiling in the northwest corner of the building.

    TIP Ceilings can be difficult to select. If you hover ...

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