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Ceiling

Creating a Ceiling

Editing a Ceiling

Grid Ceilings

One of the additionals that you can plan is ceiling. As in the case of floors, the ceilings can be designed for individual rooms or for a complete suite of rooms. Ceilings cannot be planned unless the walls have been joined up.

Creating a Ceiling

How a ceiling is drawn is demonstrated by an example. The best projection for making ceilings is Perspective.

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1.Change over to the Room Elements group, Start tab, and openand open room elements by clicking on the downward pointing arrow.
2.Now click on Ceiling.
3.You have the choice of creating a ceiling for one of the rooms (a) or for both rooms at once (b).

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a)Move the cursor over the area of one room. The outlines of the room will turn red, thus marking the size of the ceiling to be created.

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b)Move the cursor over one of the external walls (left-hand image). A red outline will appear around the whole ceiling area for both rooms at once. This area represents the size of the ceiling area to be created.
4.One of the room sides will be marked in blue. This marks the direction of the wall (needed for the positioning of ceiling grids). Move the cursor to change the wall direction.

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4.The height of the ceiling is adjusted by moving the cursor or typing in a value.
5.The ceiling is inserted following the next click. Now, determine how thick the ceiling is to be by moving the mouse or typing in the thickness.
6.This is again fixed by a mouse click or by pressing Enter.

To insert yet another ceiling, simply press the F2 function key.

Editing a Ceiling

As long as a ceiling has not been extruded (i.e. as long as it is still only an area), it can be edited using the area interactors. The method is exactly like that described in Edit Floor. The explanations given there also apply to editing non-extruded ceilings.

Afterwards, the thickness of the ceiling can be adjusted using the Extrude tool.

Grid Ceilings

It is possible to adapt ceilings to architectural changes in the design such as Partitions or Room division. The method is exactly like that described in Edit Floor. The explanations given there also apply to editing ceilings.

Afterwards, the thickness of the ceiling can be adjusted using the Properties editor.

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1.First create a ceiling as described above.
2.If you set the type as Grid in the Properties editor, the grid will become visible.

Use the Properties Editor to determine the position of the grid. The positioning uses the starting wall as an orientation (defined by the blue mark while drawing the ceiling).

Adding Light Sources to a Grid Ceiling

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1.Select the ceiling in your design which is to be edited and then click on the edit icon.
2.If you move the cursor over a segment, it will be highlighted in blue.

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3.Now click on the relevant segment to position a light source there.

As type of light, you can choose between acrylic glass, spotlights or reflectors. Simply make the appropriate choice under Type of light in the Properties editor.

To remove a light source from a ceiling, click on the segment that has been given the light.