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    How to split wall surface

    For instance, i am making bathrooms wall, half of the wall dark tiles another bright. see Imbalanced example :ka:
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    #2
    Open the wall in elevation, use the split face tool (Modify tab, geometry panel).
    Draw a line from edge to edge where you want the new material to be.
    Then use the paint tool to apply the new material.

    Or you could build a compound basic wall with 2 different materials.
    Select the wall, edit type, duplicate it and name it another wall.
    Then edit the wall, open the preview pane and set view to section.
    Hit the split region button. In the preview section select the wall layer you want to split. Then assign it a funchtion and new material.
    Dan

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      #3
      Place a second wall on top of the first, and edit the profile to only be the accent field. Then join geometry, and it cuts itself out of the other field. Same number of lines as split face, or drafting it, and its a more stable result...
      Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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        #4
        Okay, enough with all the cool new workarounds already! Yet another POTM nomination. :laugh:

        Seriously, very nice tip. I never would have thought to just draw another wall and join them. One question, why is it more stable than a compound wall? Granted, creating a compound all is way more work, but I was just wondering before I started joining walls all over the place for my restrooms. :laugh:
        Dan

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          #5
          Its more stable than Split Face. Compunt wall only works if its complete sections with different colors. If its varying (in elevation) then using those solutions doesnt work. We will sometimes do accents that arent stripes, or arent straight. That workflow works for all cases. (Okay, most of them)
          Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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            #6
            Oh of course. Compound wall only works for "straight lines". This should be in the tips and tricks section.
            Dan

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              #7
              One of the reasons we don't use Split Face much is that is doesn't know when to quit.
              Say you've got a long corridor wall with several offices on one side.
              If you use Split Face on the office side, you need to draw your own Split lines where the intersecting walls meet the corridor wall. If you don't, either the Face isn't complete, or your Painted Material leaks into the adjoining rooms. Which makes it difficult to use in an Interior Elevation. You may not notice that the Ceramic Tile in the Men's Room is also now in the HR office.
              If Split Face would recognize intersecting walls, we'd use it all the time.
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              Dave Plumb
              BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

              CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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                #8
                Or you could use a Stacked Wall; with individual walls each having the different materials on them.
                Has advantages--more "solid" and won't get messed up by editing like split-faces do.
                Disadvantages--a bit more complex because of it containing separate wall types, wall joins can sometimes be a bit tricky, etc.
                Cliff B. Collins
                Registered Architect
                The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
                Autodesk Expert Elite

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                  #9
                  Still only works if theyre stripes, not accents.
                  Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                    #10
                    Does the "Split Region" function in the wall assembly editor basically do the same thing? Does this accomplish -anything- other than being able to remove a region if you create parts from the wall? I'm really not sure what use this function of "split region" has...

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