By Howard Roman, IMAGINiT Building Solutions
There seems to be a problem in Revit when you attempt to copy or array a light fixture within the standard Gypsum Board Revit Ceiling. When you individually place a light fixture in the “Compound Ceiling, GWB on Mtl. Stud" ceiling and you try to copy or array it within the same ceiling, a warning appears to tell you that the fixture will not be copied:
If you right click on the light fixture and choose “Create Similar”, you can start the command again and insert other lights, one by one, but this is not a very efficient way to create patterns or rows of light fixtures.
The problem lies within the “none” surface pattern of the out-of-the-box Gypsum Wall Board material. To change the surface pattern of the material you must go to the Type Properties.
Now all of the editing commands will operate.