Objects in ceiling not placing correctly

Recommended Posts

I have a two level design for my home, with ceiling dimensions (structure and finish) the same on each floor, but anything I place on the ceiling on the ground floor (lights, fans, etc) seem to attach to the underside of the floor above and I need to manually drop the light/fans/etc by the height of the ceiling structureby specifying the ceiling offset on the object itself, otherwise the (flush mounted) lights don't appear at all, and the fans look like they disappear through the ceiling. I don't need to lower ceiling mounted items on the second floor. I'm an amateur at this, but I have been using CA for a while now and I don't recall it doing this previously.


I have attached screenshots of the room structures for the ground and second floors.






Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a guess here without the plan, but try opening the fan symbol and check under Options if it is "Ceiling Mounted".  Or possibly under the 3D tab check your Origin Offset for the Z Position, but not sure how that would get messed up.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

...also check your Offset From Ceiling setting (although it seems you would know if you had messed with that). 


If none of the above helps it would probably be a good idea for you to post the plan.  It would alleviate a lot of guesswork. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in

Sign In Now

  • Member Statistics

    Total Members
    Most Online
    Newest Member
  • Similar Content

    • By Ravenquills
      Hello All:
      I am designing a house with all cathedral ceilings on the second floor. The idea is to have all the duct work etc exposed. In some areas I would like to do some sloped soffits for light fixtures. So the question is and it may be stupid is do i place everything on the attic level so that it is on the ceiling?
    • By Designer100
      can anyone assist me? I am trying to have a faulse ceiling at at 9'9" P.L. showing as the bldg. section shows that I have drawn across in 2D.
      I do not know how to do it to the family room with at coffered clg to 12' for this remodeling project. Also I have beams serveral places that are flush with 8' clg.
      Any help will be appreciated.

      Inwood drive remodeling.plan
    • By Designer100
      1. Front elevation of 2nd floor roof is not lining up and attic is showing on front.
      2. Is it possible for carport ceiling and below the deck to have same ceiling ht?
      maybe if someway to lower porch ceiling to match 2nd floor and porch floor lowered 1.5" . Would fix issue.
      X8 primer.  
      PLAN 1657. LOT 1. 2.layout

    • By DMDesigns
      Hey Gang,
      I just added a new sloping ceiling video to the ((FREE)) Help Plan Section at 

      The YouTube Version: 
      Enjoy - 
    • By delanodesigns
      I can't figure out to make a roof/ceiling for this space. It is an existing attic space and I am doing a remodel and the ceiling slopes almost to the floor at the edges and I don't know know how to make it so it reflects this. I have attached a picture of the plan and some photos of the actual space.