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Drawing walls by picking lines


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Revit for Interior Design: Interior Walls

with Ed Cotey

Video: Drawing walls by picking lines

There are a number of options to create walls within Revit Architecture. Not only can you sketch in walls on a floor plan, but you can also create walls from existing lines that might be within your project. You can also create walls, existing faces of 3D mass elements, if you've used those elements as part of a block plan. Lets go ahead and take a look at how to do some of these things. What I'd like you to do is go to the project browser. And on the project browser go to floor plans, first floor. What I'd like you to do is zoom into the upper right hand corner where you'll see some green reference lines that have been made up.
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A good floor plan starts with defining usable spaces with the help of walls, and being able to modify those walls as needed as your project evolves. In this course, Ed Cotey shows you how to design a space with interior walls, doors, and windows in Autodesk Revit. Design issues such as wall alignment, trimming and extending walls, and splitting walls to make openings and new wall types are also covered. You'll also learn to incorporate some aesthetic elements such as trim and crown molding and apply them to walls.

Topics include:
  • Drawing interior walls
  • Configuring wall height and alignments
  • Changing wall types
  • Aligning and splitting walls
  • Creating compound walls
  • Adding doors and windows
  • Working with the Family Editor
  • Adding sweeps and trims to walls
Subject:
CAD
Software:
Revit Architecture
Author:
Ed Cotey

Drawing walls by picking lines

There are a number of options to create walls within Revit Architecture. Not only can you sketch in walls on a floor plan, but you can also create walls from existing lines that might be within your project. You can also create walls, existing faces of 3D mass elements, if you've used those elements as part of a block plan. Lets go ahead and take a look at how to do some of these things. What I'd like you to do is go to the project browser. And on the project browser go to floor plans, first floor. What I'd like you to do is zoom into the upper right hand corner where you'll see some green reference lines that have been made up.

And these can be sketch lines that kind of roughly indicate where you'd like to have some walls for rooms to be developed in. So, let's go ahead and use those lines as a way for actually developing walls within Revit. We'll come in here to the Architecture tab. Go to Wall, Architecture. And you'll notice that we have our 4.5 inch partition. Make sure that you have that, and the next thing we're going to do is come over here to the Draw panel. So we're going to come over here to Pick Lines, on the Draw panel, make sure that you've got it picked.

So let's go ahead and draw these walls in. Make sure that you have the location line set to Wall > Center Line. And then come down here, holding down the Tab key. And as you hold down the Tab key, you should see all those sketched lines in. Go ahead and click, and you'll notice that it took the sketched lines, and turned them into walls. Now, the sketch line is still there, but basically put the walls right up on top. Now come over to the other one on the right hand side, which is just a single one, and click that, and it will then go ahead and connect up as well.

Suppose now that, you've used masses to create a block plan. And yeah you can use masses for creating a block plan. Let's take a look at how that can be done. Over in the Project Browser, under Floor plans, go to Pick Faces. And click on that. You'll note that there are two masses shown here. It's called Mass Box Box. There's two of them. And what we're going to do, is we're going to change those into wall faces. Each box, if you recall, has a floor, a ceiling, and then it also can have walls.

And that's basically what we're looking at doing here. So, in this case, we're going to make sure that we go back to our Wall Tool. And after you have that selected, on the Options bar, make sure that you have Wall Center Line picked up and make sure the chain is turned off. Now, next thing to do. Is come in and pick the Pick Faces tool on the Draw panel, which is right here. You can go ahead and pick it, and then what you do is you come down and you start picking a face.

I'm going to pick the middle one right here and click on it first. And I'll pick on this one. This one, and then there's another one over here too. And you'll see that I went ahead and automatically created those faces. So there's a number of ways like we said, to create walls. One of the nicest tools to use is Pick Lines and Pick Faces. You use Pick Lines if you have existing geometry already in the line. And if you have masses in the drawing that you created from a block plan, you can use basically the Faces tool to create walls from that too.

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