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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.
We've been adding sweeps to the walls here we've added in the crown molding and a wings coat. And we can add in a couple others as we go along. I'm in 3D View here, and I'm going to kind of spin around a little bit, come in a little bit closer. We can see basically there's a corner along the base. Because you can even add in a base sweeps as well. So let's go to the Wall Tool, and find Sweep here.
And we're going to change the In the type selector, we're going to pick up base trim, and then bring it in and then just go ahead and touch the bottom, of the wall and bring it in and then click modify. Now you can modify not only when it goes through an object but you can also modify in another way here as well. You can add and remove sweeps. In this case I have one sweep that's going all the way down the exterior wall. And I might want to add another sweep in over here.
Now to do that, I would click on the existing sweep. There's another icon up here where it says add and remove walls. If I go ahead and click on that I'm going to be in add and remove mode. If I click on the one that I want to add to, I can pick it and then come over to the wall and select and you'll see that it brings it right there. I can continue to do that just by clicking on each one of the walls. Because I'm currently in Add mode.
If I click again, you'll notice that it disappears. Click on this one, disappears, and this one, it disappears again, so it's like an add wrap minus mode kind of tool. We're going to go up here and click modify. And let's take a look at another situation, where certain elements might hide your view and make it difficult for you to work in. In this case we want to add trim on this wall here and we're going to have some issues as far as, you know, how to get the trim around the base.
It's pretty tough to work on 3D, trying to do it from this level and coming in. So what we're going to do is we're going to use a little trick. We're going to hide elements. So I'm going to pick this exterior wall. And I'm going to pick this exterior wall. And I'm going to right-click, and I'm going to put in Hide in View. And I'm going to do it by elements. Now by elements, it means just those that are selected, so all the other walls are going to stay in place. And I can do the same thing here with the windows.
Again, hold down the Control key, to make the selection. And then right-click, and go to Hide in View, and select Elements. Now if you select Category, it takes everything out. All the windows and doors would go. We don't necessarily need to do that. So we're going to just hit Elements. So now, when we're working on sweeps, we have a pretty clear view as far as what we need to work with. We'll come back up here to Wall and Wall Sweep and we have Base we're just going to bring in a Base here and hit Modify.
Now after we've done that, we're going to go back and click on this Base trim again and go to Add and Remove Walls. And, add one in over here, hit Modify, and let's submit. Now notice that the base only takes it to the edge and does not wrap around the wall face. So, we need to fix that so it will, and the way that you do that is that you click on the base trim.
And in the Wall Sweep panel, you'll see modified returns. Go ahead and click on that. And here's our trustee number nine exacto knife. And what you do is you just come down here and you click basically on that phase. And you should see it bounce forward. Go back to Modify. And then go back and click on the trim, and you'll see a little, drag here, pick it, and then just move it along the base of the wall, and then just stop at the intersection there, and you'll see that it goes ahead and wraps around.
So now you can go ahead. And add another piece of trim to make that work. I am going to hit modify again and and just kind of zoom out here. Now we just need to bring back our walls and windows that are hidden. To do that we come down to reveal hidden elements which is the little light bulb. You click on that and it shows what elements are currently hidden in the view.
So what we're going to do is I'm going to pick up the wall here, holding down the Ctrl key, we're going to pick the other one, and I'm going to right click and go to Unhide in View Elements. Now what you'll see there is they turn a little bit gray however, I still have the windows and the door here hidden so I would need to click on those as well and do the same thing right click on hide and view and do elements.
Now all you need to do is get out of this, and I come down here again to reveal and I'll close that window out and there I am. So after you've gone ahead and created your sweeps you can modify them. You can modify them when you click on them. By using the add and remove walls tool. When you have issues as far as wrapping around a corner, use the modify returns tool in order to wrap around the corner.
As far as visual display goes, again it's good thing to use either elevation or sectional views, 3D views, or in some cases, hide elements.
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