|Type Selector showing several floor finish elements|
This post follows up on a previous post, where using the technique discussed in this post incorrectly can cause issues. Read about that here: How Did the Interior Designer make MEP Spaces Disappear?
The concept is pretty simple, but here are a few things...
- Use a common prefix such as: Finish Floor – RF2, Finish Floor – CT1
o This will group them in the Type Selector,
separating them from the structural floors
- Apply a View Filter to other views
o Hide the floor in the architectural and code plans, elevations, etc.
o Leverage the common prefix element name
- Remember to offset the finish floor up after placing each instance
o It should be moved up the same as the thickness of the finish floor
o For simplicity, consider making all the finish floors a consistent
thickness, such as 1/8” (25.4mm)
- Uncheck Room Bounding
o We don’t want these floors affecting the size of the Room element, which in
turn can cause problems in the MEP model with Spaces
o Unfortunately, this has to be unchecked for each element as it is an Instance
Parameter that cannot be pre-set
o Doing this will also avoid issues with Revit's energy modeling workflow
- Modify door families if needed
o In some door families, the 2D swing lines may be hidden by the floor finish element.
o In the door family, these lines can be moved up to a higher reference plane, so they
are above the floor finish
- Floor finish schedule filtered by floor name prefix
|Separate “thin” floor over 101.6mm structural floor element|