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    Walls embedded in Walls

    Here is another overlooked classic for the noobies and maybe some of the oldies.
    As with curtain walls being able to be embedded into walls the some goes for any walls.
    Walls embeded in walls.
    Here is an example.
    Create 3 different thickness masonry walls.
    Lay all 3 over the top of each other. (Ignore the warnings)
    Use Cut Geometery tool and cut the walls from each other in sequence.
    Thats basically it.
    Use normal handles and nodes to adjust heigths and lengths
    Each wall remains adjustable. Each walls profile can be edited. Can be used in conjunction with stacked walls. Join Geometry tool can be used to tidy up.
    This is a lot easier than using voids and other methods to acheive similar resaults. With this method and when used with stacked walls there are endless, easily acheived, design options.
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    Last edited by mark b; June 24, 2011, 12:07 PM.
    Mark Balsom

    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

    #2
    hahaha, nice one to point out!
    love this trick and still use it on a regular base.
    Martijn de Riet
    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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    Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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      #3
      Neat trick! Just be aware that it´ll also schedule as three separate walls (which may, or may not, be what you want)
      Klaus Munkholm
      "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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        #4
        When I place a thin wall within the thick wall the thick wall disappears for the entire length of the thin wall, not just the depth of the thin wall...What's up with that? Thanks.

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          #5
          Can you post the RVT file with just the 2 walls so we can take a look at it?
          Dan

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            #6
            Cut wall with within wall?

            Originally posted by dzatto View Post
            Can you post the RVT file with just the 2 walls so we can take a look at it?
            Please see attached file with masonry walls. These are very thick masonry walls in a very old stone masonry building with lots of ins and outs. Revit seems to allow all sorts of ins and outs veritically but not so much horizontally. I find my self making dozens of wall types for every conceivable thickness of masonry with different thicknesses of interior and exterior veneer. When they join the veneers don't wrap properly. Where interior walls intersect exterior walls they do funky things to the veneers....Pulling my hair out!
            :banghead:
            In the drawing (sorry its so big!) when I cut the thick wall with the thin wall it cuts out the entire depth of the wall which is not what I want. See examples before and after cut. I tried removing veneers to see if it was same material througout would that make a difference? It did not.

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              #7
              There's no file attached. If it's a big file, you'll probably have to just copy 2 or three walls out to a new file to post it.
              Dan

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                #8
                Cutting thick wall with a thin wall

                Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                There's no file attached. If it's a big file, you'll probably have to just copy 2 or three walls out to a new file to post it.
                OK sorry- here it is again with attachement.

                You will see a very thick wall with a thin wall inside it. The result is copied below when I cut the thick wall with the thin wall.

                I would expect it to cut a notch into the the thick wall, but it creates an opening in the wall? Thanks.
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                  #9
                  Hmmm I see what you mean. Unfortunately, nothing I'm trying is making it do anything different. I see Martijn is online, let me send him a PM and see if he can shed some light on it for us.
                  Dan

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                    #10
                    Can you post a printscreen, don't have Revit on me. But from the sound of this I'm thinking this might be expected behaviour.
                    Martijn de Riet
                    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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                    Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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