Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Attaching walls to a roof or ceiling, part of Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional (2016).
- [Narrator] When you're modeling in Revit Architecture you can join walls to rooves or ceilings. So, what we've got is a new Revit project for us to do specifically that. And as you can see, it's called RevitProject_WALLS at the top of the screen there, and you can download it from your lynda.com exercise files and use it to follow along with the video, accordingly. Now, you'll notice in the project browser I'm in the Level 1 floorplan, which actually shows the roof, there's the roof there, like so. So, I've selected the roof, and as you can see, it's a basic roof pitched and its warm and it's industrial.
So, that's the description of the roof in the Revit project. Go up to the ribbon and you can see in the mode panel there, that we can edit the footprint, which is what we want to do. So, were going to edit the footprint there, and you'll notice that each sketch edge of that roof has a little triangle on it, indicating a slope, indicating a pitched roof. Now, what we're going to do, we're gonna create what is called a gable end wall. Now, a gable end wall is flat wall that extends up to the roof of a building. So, I'm gonna select this sketch line, here.
Now, you'll notice, up on the options bar, that there's a tick box and it defines the slope. Now, if I un-tick that, you'll notice the triangle disappears. I can also un-tick it here in the properties palette. If I tick it there, brings the triangle back, brings the tick back there, If I un-tick it there, that also takes the slope away. So, what we've done there is we've told Revit that we don't want a pitched roof on that particular edge. So, if I now click on the green tick there, I've still got a roof, but you'll notice, look can you see, there's no slope on that particular edge.
Now, the reason it looks like there's a hole in the roof there, is purely due to the view range of that particular view. So, it doesn't really matter, if I go to the 3D view, you'll still see the whole roof, like so. There's the whole roof selected. Now, what I'm going to do, is I'm going to orbit around now, to look at that gable end wall. So, hold down the shift key, hold down the wheel on the mouse, click and hold and drag, and as I come 'round there, look you can see that my roof doesn't actually have any wall going up to it right now. So, I'll just click away from the roof to deselect it.
So, what we need to do is connect this wall to the roof to create our gable end wall. So, what I'm going to do is, I'm going to select the wall, like so. Now, you'll notice over here on the ribbon now, in the contextual tab in the modify wall panel, I've got attach top or base and detach top or base. I'm going to attach top or base, like so. Now, read down on the status bar there, it says, select the roof, floor, ceiling or parallel walls to which the selected wall will attach to.
So, I select the roof, like so, and it automatically attaches the wall to the roof forming my gable end wall. So, I click away now, and my wall goes all the way up to my roof. That's how quick and easy it is to edit these elements in Revit Architecture, and also more importantly, join your wall to your roof or your ceiling like I've just done in that 3D view in Revit Architecture.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional exam.
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