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    Compoud Wall stutcure

    Hello all,

    When you create a wall with multiple layers (for example: concrete, insulation, Gypsum) in the core boundary do you put the structural material? In this case I need to put the concrete?

    Thank you in advance!

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    The Core layer of the wall is typically the structural element(s), but there can be exceptions. If you split your walls into core & finish, the material that ends up in the core layer isn't necessarily structural, but you have to have something there, otherwise it can't make the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    The Core layer of the wall is typically the structural element(s), but there can be exceptions. If you split your walls into core & finish, the material that ends up in the core layer isn't necessarily structural, but you have to have something there, otherwise it can't make the wall.

    What do you mean with 'split the walls'?

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    Draw every layer as a single wall, it is more work, but it will give you a better material takeoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjajansen View Post
    Draw every layer as a single wall, it is more work, but it will give you a better material takeoff.
    I would like to know which material we need to put in the core boundary.. only the structural material like concrete?


    Each time that I create the walls separated I have problem with the windows as the wrap isn't correct.
    Also if I split the walls vertical as needed, I think that the material calculations are more or less correct..


    Thank you in advance!

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    The layers in a wall have to do with connection with other walls, how the layers connect.
    https://knowledge.autodesk.com/suppo...4BB25-htm.html

    And for material takeoff, it calculates in the middle of the wall, so you will have too much innerwaal and not enough outer wall if you order by Revit schedules.

    If you want your windows to be good in seperated walls all you need to do is join the wall to eachother and the window will cut the other wall too.
    Last edited by mjajansen; June 12th, 2019 at 08:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjajansen View Post
    Draw every layer as a single wall, it is more work, but it will give you a better material takeoff.
    ^^ + 1 for this! that's the way I'll model those walls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andres Franco View Post
    ^^ + 1 for this! that's the way I'll model those walls!
    For the young Maria: Andres is joking. He forgot to put the /s in the end of his sentence :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuekappel View Post
    For the young Maria: Andres is joking. He forgot to put the /s in the end of his sentence :-)
    my bad, after several years practicing my English is far to be good!

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    Just to clarify!; I do model all layers of my walls and floors as separate walls or floors, far better to quantify and to control visibility graphics, not ot mention that is more the way the things will be done!

    Compoud Wall stutcure-wall-layers.jpg

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