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Using wall joins

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Video: Using wall joins

So our two bedroom condominium floor plan has come along quite nicely and we're almost done but we have some small finishing touches to complete. I'm in a file here called Wall Joins, and if you recall when we were laying out the interior partitions, we ended up with some undesirable conditions over here and over here. I'm going to use my zoom in region and zoom in on this location, and you may recall that we had these really sharp corners here where the walls come together. In addition to that, if I zoom in even closer over in this location, you'll see that I've got this masonry wall here and here with the crosshatching inside, and it's joining one way over here with the neighboring wall and a different way over here.

Using wall joins

So our two bedroom condominium floor plan has come along quite nicely and we're almost done but we have some small finishing touches to complete. I'm in a file here called Wall Joins, and if you recall when we were laying out the interior partitions, we ended up with some undesirable conditions over here and over here. I'm going to use my zoom in region and zoom in on this location, and you may recall that we had these really sharp corners here where the walls come together. In addition to that, if I zoom in even closer over in this location, you'll see that I've got this masonry wall here and here with the crosshatching inside, and it's joining one way over here with the neighboring wall and a different way over here.

Now when I look at this, I would really rather have the masonry pass all the way through here and have it interrupt this wall here. So I want this wall to pass through this wall. Now we can actually control that with a command called Edit Wall Joins. So if you go to your Modify tab, and on the Geometry panel, you'll find the Wall Joins tool right here. So I'm going to click that. Now the way this works is you move your mouse around on screen and it will highlight with a square any intersection that you have on the screen there.

So what I'm going to do is click right on this intersection to make that the focus of this tool. That will activate the Configuration options here on the Options Bar. The way this works is you can choose from a Butt or a Miter condition and you have several different conditions that you can toggle through. So the default behavior is a Butt condition, a Miter would look like that; probably not what I want in this case. So let's stick with the Butt condition. And each time I click Next or Previous, it will toggle through the available options.

So all I need to do to get the condition I'm after is click Next until it displays the way that I like, and then if I'm satisfied with that, I can click the Modify tool to cancel out of the command and that completes the operation. So it's pretty simple and straightforward approach. Let's zoom over here and take a look at these two conditions. Here's my Edit Wall Joins. I'm going to click on this intersection here. Now again with a Butt condition, it would just be between this and this which frankly we wouldn't notice any difference. But, what I have here now is a third option because of the acute angle here.

So I'm going to choose the Square off option, and that's exactly what it I will do, is it will make a nice squared off condition there. Let me click on this condition here, do Square off. It will square it off this way, or if I like, I can click Next, and it will square it off that way, so you choose whichever one that you want. I'm going to go with that one and then when I'm satisfied, I click the Modify tool and that completes the Wall Join edits. So editing Wall Joins is a pretty simple process to undertake.

You just simply click the Wall Join tool, you apply the focus to the intersection that you want to clean up, and then you use the Next and Previous options, and the other options in the Options Bar to decide what condition you're after.

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Revit Architecture 2013 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 57s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the exercise files
      55s
  2. 14m 43s
    1. Introducing building information modeling (BIM)
      3m 0s
    2. Working in one model with many views
      4m 48s
    3. Understanding Revit element hierarchy
      6m 55s
  3. 54m 44s
    1. Understanding the different versions of Revit
      1m 19s
    2. Exploring the Recent Files window and the application menu
      5m 20s
    3. Using the ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
      7m 12s
    4. Understanding context ribbons
      4m 43s
    5. Using the Properties palette
      8m 31s
    6. Using the Project Browser
      5m 34s
    7. Navigating views: Zooming, panning, and rotating
      5m 57s
    8. The basics of selecting and modifying
      9m 49s
    9. Accessing Revit options
      6m 19s
  4. 47m 6s
    1. Creating a new project from a template
      7m 42s
    2. Accessing a multi-user project with worksharing
      4m 16s
    3. Configuring project settings
      6m 33s
    4. Adding levels
      7m 40s
    5. Adding grids
      6m 23s
    6. Refining a layout with temporary dimensions
      6m 58s
    7. Adding columns
      7m 34s
  5. 1h 11m
    1. Adding walls
      8m 48s
    2. Using snaps
      6m 24s
    3. Exploring wall properties and types
      7m 37s
    4. Locating walls
      7m 27s
    5. Using the modify tools
      9m 32s
    6. Adding doors and windows
      7m 39s
    7. Using constraints
      8m 27s
    8. Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
      8m 39s
    9. Using Autodesk Seek
      4m 19s
    10. Using wall joins
      3m 0s
  6. 1h 11m
    1. Linking AutoCAD DWG files
      10m 59s
    2. Creating topography from a DWG link
      7m 43s
    3. Understanding CAD inserts
      7m 56s
    4. Import tips
      6m 49s
    5. Creating a group
      7m 10s
    6. Mirroring groups to create a layout
      5m 3s
    7. Creating Revit links
      5m 16s
    8. Rotating and aligning a Revit link
      7m 6s
    9. Establishing shared coordinates
      6m 5s
    10. Managing links
      6m 0s
    11. Understanding file formats
      59s
  7. 1h 13m
    1. Working with floors
      8m 57s
    2. Working with footprint roofs
      6m 22s
    3. Working with extrusion roofs
      4m 59s
    4. Attaching walls to roofs
      3m 17s
    5. Using the shape editing tools to create a flat roof
      6m 33s
    6. Working with slope arrows
      6m 0s
    7. Adding openings
      8m 33s
    8. Working with stairs
      8m 4s
    9. Adding railings to stairs
      3m 40s
    10. Working with ceilings
      9m 36s
    11. Adding extensions to railings
      7m 20s
  8. 48m 34s
    1. Creating a custom basic wall type
      10m 18s
    2. Understanding stacked walls
      8m 12s
    3. Adding curtain walls
      8m 17s
    4. Adding curtain grids, mullions, and panels
      10m 59s
    5. Creating wall sweeps and reveals
      6m 26s
    6. Exploring model lines
      4m 22s
  9. 47m 40s
    1. Using object styles
      4m 19s
    2. Working with visibility and graphic overrides
      7m 3s
    3. Using view templates
      6m 13s
    4. Hiding and isolating objects in a model
      6m 37s
    5. Understanding view range
      7m 7s
    6. Displaying objects above and below in plan views
      6m 35s
    7. Using the Linework tool
      5m 21s
    8. Using cutaway views
      4m 25s
  10. 21m 28s
    1. Adding rooms
      8m 15s
    2. Controlling room numbering
      6m 13s
    3. Understanding room bounding elements
      7m 0s
  11. 33m 13s
    1. Understanding tags
      9m 58s
    2. Adding schedule views
      7m 55s
    3. Modifying schedule views
      7m 12s
    4. Creating a key schedule
      8m 8s
  12. 58m 40s
    1. Adding text
      7m 29s
    2. Adding dimensions
      9m 6s
    3. Adding symbols
      4m 42s
    4. Adding legend views
      4m 51s
    5. Creating a detail callout
      8m 31s
    6. Adding detail components
      8m 52s
    7. Using arrays to duplicate objects parametrically
      7m 43s
    8. Adding filled and masking regions
      7m 26s
  13. 41m 29s
    1. Understanding families
      2m 37s
    2. Creating a new family from a template
      6m 29s
    3. Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
      7m 52s
    4. Adding solid geometry
      8m 40s
    5. Cutting holes using void geometry
      5m 9s
    6. Adding blends
      6m 2s
    7. Completing the family
      4m 40s
  14. 38m 48s
    1. Adding sheets
      7m 44s
    2. Working with placeholder sheets
      5m 24s
    3. Aligning views with a guide grid
      5m 57s
    4. Outputting sheets to a DWF file
      6m 39s
    5. Exporting to AutoCAD
      5m 42s
    6. Plotting and creating a PDF
      7m 22s
  15. 2m 38s
    1. Next steps
      2m 38s

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