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Sloping a suspended ceiling grid

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Hi there,

 

I am modelling a building with a curved roof and wish to make the suspended ceiling grid at a pitch so as not to lose so much height in the rooms by keeping it horizontal.

When I try to rotate the ceiling grid in 3D after setting the working plane I keep getting this message:

 

"Hybrid objects can only be rotated in a plane parallel to the active layer plane. Would you like the working plane set to the active layer plane."

 

If I select 'yes' then it swaps the rotate tool back to a flat plane and if i select 'no' then it quits the tool.

 

I am not sure how to proceed with this? I would be grateful for any suggestions!

 

Thanks

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As described in that error message, I don't believe the Ceiling Grid tool allows you to put it on a pitch / slope.

 

If you select the Ceiling Grid and convert it to a Group, then you can rotate the ceiling Grid as you describe *but* it will no longer show up correctly in both 2d & 3d and it will no longer be automatically adjusted by bounding Walls. You'll have to adjust everything manually.

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Ok thanks for your help!

 

I think I will just draw the line of the ceiling in annotations since that will be easier and quicker to adjust in the section viewports and just leave the ceiling tool on in the plan view.

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Thanks Matt! Making them as duplicates of my existing roof faces then editing their height and thickness has worked great for what I need!

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For a similar problem, we used a roof face as the ceiling, set to the correct slope and 1-1/2 inches thick, and used the grid tool with a class to only show on 2d reflected ceiling plans.  We used a gridded surface texture on the ceiling/roof plane for rendered views.

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Hadn't got as far as a render view yet but that is definitely useful for when i do. Thanks!

 

Still on hidden line section settings until I get them all working for speed!

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On 07/06/2017 at 9:48 AM, Chad Hamilton HAarchs said:

For a similar problem, we used a roof face as the ceiling, set to the correct slope and 1-1/2 inches thick, and used the grid tool with a class to only show on 2d reflected ceiling plans.  We used a gridded surface texture on the ceiling/roof plane for rendered views.

 

Yes, and you can use a slight bump map to push the tiles up and show off the grid.

Really depends on how visible the grid will be.

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