Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating stacked walls, part of Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional (2016).
- [Narrator] In the previous video, we were looking at compound walls and how we develop a compound wall with its vertical layers. Another type of wall that you can develop in Revit is a stacked wall, where you've got different wall types stacked on top of each other to create different wall types in you Revit architecture projects. So for that reason we have a new Revit project open. It is a blank project and it's called, RevitProject_Stacked. You can see the name at the top of the screen. So download that from your Linda.com exercise files to follow along with this particular video.
Now when you open up this particular Revit project, make sure you're on level zero in the floor plans. We're going to go to the architecture tab here on the ribbon and click on wall here and select wall architectural. And then in your properties in your type selector here, what we're going to do is scroll all the way down to the bottom and select stacked wall one, like so. Now what we are going to do, before we place our wall we're going to edit the type, like so. Now what we're going to do, we're going to duplicate it, like that, and we're going to call it Stacked Wall_TRAINING, like so.
And that's just so that we can distinguish it from the other stacked wall types that are there. So I click on okay and there's my Stacked Wall_TRAINING. Now you'll notice, on the previous screen, which may not appear. If it's like that just click on the preview button there to expand the dialogue box. Now you'll notice there's only one element in essence to edit and that's the structure. So I'm going to click on edit there, like so. Now you'll notice that these are two partition walls at the moment. One has a height that is variable and one has a height of 3000. So the 3000 is this one here.
So if I select item number two, it's this part of the wall that we're editing here. So if I change that height to say, 1500, and just tab that across, can you see the height of that particular wall type in the stacked wall obviously changes. Now I'm going to change that to a different wall type and you'll notice we've got lots of different wall types. And they're all the same wall types that we've actually got in a type selector when we go to draw an architectural wall. So I'm going to go for my cavity wall with plinth there, like so. Can you see? Got a cavity wall with a plinth in that bottom section of my stacked wall.
I now go back to this part of the wall. I'm going to change this to something like a different cavity type wall maybe. So let's go up here and we'll go for the with soldier banding like that. So you can see there that we've got two different types and there's a little bit of soldier banding just in there. So this is my Stacked Wall_TRAINING with a sample height of 6000. So it'll go 1500 then the other bit will be four and a half as in 4500. If I change that height there to say 3500 like that and I tap that, again the variable height will change when you insert it.
Now you'll notice it can't create an integral wall sweep for wall instance. So what I've got to do there is just cancel that for now. It won't let me do that 'cause it's going down below that soldier band there. So what we'll do is we'll okay this now, like so. That's all saved and I'll okay it again. And now when I place my Stacked Wall_TRAINING can you see it's different in the preview there? So I just click and I'll drag across, and let's make that 10,010 meters long like that and just hit escape a couple of times. Now what we're going to do, we're going to go into the north elevation now.
So if we're going to the north elevation and you can see all the different types of wall there. If I click away from that and what I'll do, I'll set the details to find in the view control bar. I'll click there again and set that to shaded and there's all my different parts of my wall. So you can see the soldier banding there, there's the brick work, and then there's the cavity wall at the bottom. Now all of the best ways to check this, is to go to your 3D views, like so. So I'll just expand that, go to the default 3D view. And if I just do a little bit of an orbit here by holding down the shift key and the mouse wheel, I can bring that around.
Look, there's my different wall stacks. So there's that one part there and then it's coming up and going up there with the soldier course, like so. So that's how you create your Revit architecture stacked walls and, obviously, you can see how they're created now and how they're structured. And that should help you in your Revit Certified Professional and Revit Certified User Exams.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional exam.
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