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mmiles
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demolish only part of wall

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10-26-2005 12:47 PM
??Renovation projects where certain portions of walls are being demolished??

(i.e. windows in middle of long wall segment being removed to make way for a closet).

Is there a way to do this without splitting the "existing" walls all over the place?
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sbrown
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Re: demolish only part of wall

10-26-2005 01:52 PM in reply to: mmiles
Use the split tool, split the wall where you want to demo, then demo that portion.
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roger
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Re: demolish only part of wall

11-05-2005 02:08 AM in reply to: mmiles
Yes the split tool is the way to do this
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archangelo
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Re: demolish only part of wall

11-14-2005 08:43 AM in reply to: mmiles
It sounds like your trying to show the window as removed. To do this right click on the window and select PROPERTIES. In the Element Properties pop-up under Phasing do the following: set Phase Created to EXISTING and Phase Demolished to NEW CONSTRUCTION. OK your way out.

Now right click in the view and select VIEW PROPERTIES. Under Phasing set Phase Filter to SHOW COMPLETE (to show final construction with window gone) or SHOW DEMO/NEW to see the window dashed indicating to be removed.

This works for walls and family componets also. If you set the wall to exisitng, you'll need to change the view settings. The best way to see what happens is to play around with the phase settings under Properties and View Properties, to get the result your looking for. Remember you'll have to carry this process through out all your views.
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mmiles
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Re: demolish only part of wall

11-14-2005 09:51 AM in reply to: mmiles
Thanks. I should have clarified in my example that the window/wall being demolished would include an addition which would be used as a closet. In other words, in this case, the closet would push out 2ft from the face of the window and portion of the wall needing demolition.

It appears that the split tool is the easiest way to demolish portions of walls. It is that I am splitting walls all over the place in order for new and existing portions of the model to work out right. I literally have wall segments that are 10" wide is some places. It is becoming both tedious and messy. I suppose that is a small price to pay when modeling.
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Womack
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Re: demolish only part of wall

11-14-2005 10:08 AM in reply to: mmiles
Yes, this can become messy. However, think about how the workmen woula actually do this. Would they take out 10" wide stips, or would they take out a larger chunk, and then put new walls back into fill in the demoed areas?
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Wotdat
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Re: demolish only part of wall

01-19-2006 03:13 PM in reply to: mmiles
What do you do when you have an existing wall that you want to Demolish only a portion of these existing for a new window opening without breaking the wall down, and show in Elevation view the Demolished portion ?

Thanks
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Womack
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Re: demolish only part of wall

01-20-2006 08:43 AM in reply to: mmiles
The system is smart enough so that if a door or window is placed in an existing wall, and the door or window is placed as new construction, it will automatically demo a hole or opening in that wall, without your doing anything else.
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Wotdat
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Re: demolish only part of wall

01-22-2006 02:03 PM in reply to: mmiles
Yes, I am aware of that Revit capability.
But, how do you show that part the door/window displaced as to be Demolished in elevation view?

Thanks
*Irwin Jungreis
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Re: demolish only part of wall

01-22-2006 08:31 PM in reply to: mmiles
If you want to demolish part of a wall, split the wall first and demolish the individual pieces as appropriate.

wrote in message news:5065676@discussion.autodesk.com...
Yes, I am aware of that Revit capability.
But, how do you show that part the door/window displaced as to be Demolished in elevation view?

Thanks

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