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Ceiling Tool

Podolsky
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Introduce new tool, called "ceiling". The principle very similar to Curtain Wall. Interaction with lights and another MEP elements.
Introduce new global levels - FCL (finished ceiling level). Elements can be linked to FCL (light, grilles, duct systems etc.)
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Minh Nguyen
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
Dear Podolsky,

Thank you very much for the idea! We truly appreciate the time you've taken to contribute towards the development of the software.

I have forwarded your suggestion to our Wish list database (please refer to it as IDEA-312) to be considered in a future release.

Thank you once again, and have a great day!

Best regards,
Minh

Minh Nguyen
Technical Support Engineer
GRAPHISOFT

Lingwisyer
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A global level? But I sometimes have 3 different levels on a single story and then a few more for the BoH...

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Podolsky
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That means you will have 3 global ceiling levels. Make sense? Better to have then not to have.

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Lingwisyer
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Have a Gravity option to snap to the underside instead of the top?

And add the option to Gravity to Curtain Walls?

In that way you can have as many different ceiling levels as you want or even slopes and not have an issue.



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Aaron Bourgoin
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I like the idea of this and I see it as an extension of the Curtain Wall family. For a number of reasons.

Ceilings as entities might make it easier to classify Archicadceilings as IFC ceilings as Revit ceilings.

Bulkhead modeling would be great, too. Something that is placed like an MEP duct is routed and configured.

Why stop there? How about raised floors?
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Podolsky
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And floors too. Not necessary raised. Any floors, as a cover in the room (not saying about floor slab).

Podolsky
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Lingwisyer wrote:
Have a Gravity option to snap to the underside instead of the top?

And add the option to Gravity to Curtain Walls?

In that way you can have as many different ceiling levels as you want or even slopes and not have an issue.
Gravity to curtain wall? I'm not getting it, to be honest.
I imagine floor finished level as global level, that can be accessible via new ceiling tool (and linked to it, the same way how now you can link wall to the floor level, or it's top to floor above). Then you can link your lamps to ceiling level (instead of floor level how it happens now). As well ventilation grills and smoke detectors. Top of partition walls in some cases can be linked to ceiling level. If you are changing ceiling level (that happens actually sometimes in the projects on the late stages - when something does not fit and it's necessary to drop the ceiling) - all elements associated to it changing their level too.

Because new ceiling tool based on the same technology, as stair or curtain wall, it has all members as separate GDL objects and everything can be schedules - frames, panels, hangers.

Hey Graphisoft, can we have a ceiling tool that at least matches the capabilities of Revit?

We've only been asking for 12 years...

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