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How to show only structural layers for walls in floor plan views?

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05-24-2011 01:24 AM

I'm just learning Revit Architecture and have faced the following problem:

As an exercise I'm trying to create a simple house plan from drawings in Revit. The problem is - in the drawings wall dimensions are shown only for wall core boundaries and non core layers are not taken into account and are not shown in floor plan view.

How can I hide/disable wall non core layers in plan views? And I how can I show dimensions just for wall core boundaries?

 

By googling I've found one possible solution - use two walls one behind another. First is just structural wall and second - just insulation. But then there is nightmare with Windows, doors and other elements that goes through walls.

 

Uldis

When you add dimensions in Revit, you have the options below:


Wall centerlines
Wall faces
Center of Core
Faces of Core

 

Even if you have the Detail Level set to Coarse [where the individual layers are not visible] the dimension line will still snap to the setting above you choose.  You can use the TAB key if you need to refine the point.


If you show the Detail Level at Coarse the individual wall layers will not be visible.


Also, if you did choose to create 2 walls [one structural and one finish], if you use Join Geometry between these two adjacent walls hosted elements such as doors / windows would automatically cut both walls.


Thank you,

As Ryan said, you can't really hide specific components of a wall (i.e. finish vs. core/structure).  You would have to model it as separate walls, and while I understand that this may be the way you've done it in the past, it doesn't necessarily mean that you must continue to do it that way.  

 

If you put a note on your drawings that all dimensions are to structure, unless otherwise noted, and the finish layers still show up in your plans, are the drawings really any more confusing or any less buildable?

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Re: How to show only structural layers for walls in floor plan views?

05-24-2011 01:13 PM in reply to: uldisval

When you add dimensions in Revit, you have the options below:


Wall centerlines
Wall faces
Center of Core
Faces of Core

 

Even if you have the Detail Level set to Coarse [where the individual layers are not visible] the dimension line will still snap to the setting above you choose.  You can use the TAB key if you need to refine the point.


If you show the Detail Level at Coarse the individual wall layers will not be visible.


Also, if you did choose to create 2 walls [one structural and one finish], if you use Join Geometry between these two adjacent walls hosted elements such as doors / windows would automatically cut both walls.


Thank you,



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Re: How to show only structural layers for walls in floor plan views?

05-24-2011 05:43 PM in reply to: uldisval

As Ryan said, you can't really hide specific components of a wall (i.e. finish vs. core/structure).  You would have to model it as separate walls, and while I understand that this may be the way you've done it in the past, it doesn't necessarily mean that you must continue to do it that way.  

 

If you put a note on your drawings that all dimensions are to structure, unless otherwise noted, and the finish layers still show up in your plans, are the drawings really any more confusing or any less buildable?

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