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    I am encountering an annoyance with my walls with integral wall bases.
    I created a wall type that includes a sweep such that in all elevations there is a wall base visible. However, I am running into issues with also seeing this wall base on my plans as I am working to develop the project and find that at times I am snapping to the wall base rather than the face of finish.

    I know that I can raise my view range to exclude the wall base, but this won't do as there are time I need the range to extent to the floor or past.

    Is there a way to add the appearance of a wall base within the wall type and visible on elevations, but that it does not reflect a depth and is visible in plan?

    Thanks

    #2
    Have you tried expanding the walls category under visibility graphics and turning off the sweep there in your plan view template?
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      #3
      Originally posted by sgray05 View Post
      I am encountering an annoyance with my walls with integral wall bases.
      I created a wall type that includes a sweep such that in all elevations there is a wall base visible. However, I am running into issues with also seeing this wall base on my plans as I am working to develop the project and find that at times I am snapping to the wall base rather than the face of finish.

      I know that I can raise my view range to exclude the wall base, but this won't do as there are time I need the range to extent to the floor or past.

      Is there a way to add the appearance of a wall base within the wall type and visible on elevations, but that it does not reflect a depth and is visible in plan?

      Thanks
      The only way to get what you want (that I'm aware of) is to use a wall sweep rather than integrating the sweep in the wall type.
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        #4
        Could you maybe create a filter by material? Develop a material for your wall base that is unlike any that you already have and choose to turn the associated filter off in the view.

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          #5
          Originally posted by cellophane View Post
          The only way to get what you want (that I'm aware of) is to use a wall sweep rather than integrating the sweep in the wall type.
          This is the method I prefer, I'd rather add the base as a sweep where needed than have to duplicate wall types to create ones with or without a base.
          Rob Pivovarnick, AIA
          Senior Project Architect
          Michael Graves Architecture and Design
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            #6
            Originally posted by pivoarch View Post
            Have you tried expanding the walls category under visibility graphics and turning off the sweep there in your plan view template?
            I tried toggling the wall sweep on and off in the visibility graphics controls and that didn't work. I assumed that this is because it is integral to the wall type. I then created an in model-in-place component, categorized it as a wall and used the sweep. (just as a trial). Then toggled the wall sweep on and off in the visibility graphics and it didn't turn this off either.
            I'm wondering what this line category - sweeps under the wall category within visibility graphics actually controls?


            Back to the original question. I understand separating out the wall sweep from the wall type, but I feel that given that 98% of my walls will have the same rubber wall base, this is a tedious task to add in the wall base as a separate item just to have it be visible on the elevations. I'll continue to think it through. Thanks for your feedback!

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              #7
              I've mentioned this in other posts if you want to search and read more but the short version is use a Roof Fascia instead of a Wall Sweep. Roofs as finish floors, model lines where there are no finishes, and fascia wrapping it all. Works a treat.


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