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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.
You can take continuous rain walls in Revit, and break them up into specific sections. This is useful when you plan on applying a different material or a different wall type along a length of wall. Additionally, you can select an existing wall and use it to assign the same wall type properties to another wall in your plan. Wall twos have type properties that can be added. Sometimes it's not necessary to add information, early in plan development, but as your plan develops it's helpful to assign additional information to walls in order for you to maybe eventually put together a wall schedule.
We're going to learn how to split walls, and we're going to learn how to match walls. So we're going to take this example that we have here, and kind of zoom in so it fills in most of the screen. And you'll notice that we have a basic CMU wall here, and then we have some generic ones as well. So they're fairly fat. We also have what appears to be an incomplete wall, where we have exterior walls that look the same except for the bottom one. So what we're going to do is first of all, take this CMU wall, and we're going to split it.
We're going to make an opening and then we're going to split it again. And then we're going to change the material. So, let's go ahead and see how that works. What you need to do is come up to the Modify tab. Pick that, and on the panel for Modify, pick Split Element. There you get your handy little number nine X-Acto knife and what you do is come down and just pick a point. We're going to pick a spot like right here. And click. And, pick another spot right there.
Now, you notice that, it took out that center segment. That's because, by the options here, that I had, I had, basically check marked Delete Inner Segment. So, it took out that, segment. Now, the next segment, I don't want out. So, I'm going to unclick that. And I'm just going to come over here, about 16, 18 feet somewhere and click. So what I've done is I've created a gap and now I have two walls here for me to go.
I'm going to take this one here. Click on it. I'm going to change the wall type. Going to look for a generic four inch brick wall. And notice how it's gone ahead and changed. So you can split walls and change them. The other thing is, like I said, we have some mismatched walls going on here as well. So we're going to use basically a match tool. Now, where you get that is, again, off of the Modify tab.
And you'll find a panel called Clipboard. And on Clipboard, you'll find a paintbrush. You can also use the shortcut m a. You click on the tool. You pick the existing wall that you want to, match, and then you pick the one that, you need to match with. So we're going to come in here and pick that, and, you'll notice that it went ahead and made that change. So now both walls are exactly alike. Now I come up here and hit Modify, and go to Architecture.
And I'm going to bring in a another kind of wall. We're going to look for an interior. Four and seven eighths. And I'm just going to plunk it in, like right here. Now, I'm going to hit Modify again. And I'm going back to the Modify tab and picking up Match. And this time I want these walls to be changed. So I'm going to pick my new wall that I put in here, and I'm going to change these three walls like so. So that makes it fairly easy.
To go ahead and make changes to walls. Now, you can also modify wall type properties through Parameters. Each wall in your drawing is an instance. So you can modify and add additional information as your project goes ahead and develops. Let's take a look at this brick wall here. I'm going to click on it. And let's go over here to the Properties and go to Edit Type.
Now under Edit Type, you'll notice that we have parameters and values that are set up here. So what we're going to do is come down. We're going to look at Identity Data first. What we're going to pick up on is the type mark. We're going to add in a individual tag for this wall. We're just going to call it E1. And after that, we're going to come up to Keynote, and we're going to apply a keynote to it.
And we'll come up here to the icon for opening up the keynote value list. Now, in this care, we're going to make this another kind of stationary wall in our description. And, we're going to pick up on division four and we're going to change that brick to glass units. And there is a size here that we want to specify for this wall, which is a 4 x 8 x 8. And we'll hit OK. So we have basically defined this wall with a little bit more detail, so it's not any longer just a brick wall, it's a glass brick type wall.
With a specific size brick that we're going to happen to use. Now we can come in and even go a little bit further and hit Description here, and we can give it even something more. So I'm going to say, crystal cracked glass. Okay. Clear. And I'll hit OK. And there you have it. So now that wall has got more specifics to it. And by filling in this type of information, it becomes more useful when you need to go ahead and create a wall schedule.
So you can modify and change walls in a number of different ways. Use the Split tool to cut a wall and make different types of walls, or use it to go ahead and create an opening. Use Match Properties to take an existing wall and change it into another wall to match it. When your design is further along, consider adding more information and details in anticipation of creating a wall schedule.
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