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Batt insulation as part of wall cut pattern

Batt insulation as part of wall cut pattern

I am in the process of drawing batt insulation, joists, and other detail on our wall sections. I am wondering if the batt insulation could be added as a wall cut pattern. If this could be done it would save many hours of work.

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reza.energy
Advocate

Please add batt insulation in walls as a pattern.

I wanted to add a pattern to automatically add insulation to plan and sections but the result is not good!

 

 

Autodesk Revit 2019 - [90 genrush 04-06-2018 A.rvt - Floor Plan Nany's Room Slab].jpg

 

My pattern is:

 

;%VERSION=3.0
;%UNITS=INCH

*batt,batt insulation
;%TYPE=DRAFTING
161.57,-53.001,18.995,7.59,2.53,6.32,-56.92
18.43,53.001,18.995,7.59,-2.53,6.32,-56.92
108.43,1,1,43,2.53,18.97,-44.27
71.57,-1,1,20.24,2.53,18.97,-44.27

*battM,batt insulation
;%TYPE=MODEL
161.57,-53.001,18.995,7.59,2.53,6.32,-56.92
18.43,53.001,18.995,7.59,-2.53,6.32,-56.92
108.43,1,1,43,2.53,18.97,-44.27
71.57,-1,1,20.24,2.53,18.97,-44.27

germanperales
Advocate

The hability to produce automatic revit views under scale 1:50 should be provided out of the box. No more drafting and joining elements. Archicad does that with a clap of your hands.

nVisionTEK
Explorer

Unfortunately Autodesk doesn't care what it's users think. This is why I've moved away from Revit after years of use, except for 1 client of mine that requires it. The last release of Revit had only like 4-5 new features added. Tabbed views was already overdue. Still not ability to import PDFs directly. The list of needed features/improvements for Revit is very long. Just try using other software and see how Revit is severely falling behind.

 

Also, why is Revit the only BIM/CAD software that doesn't have custom letters/symbols in linetypes? Using a dozen dashed linetypes on a site plan with a legend is horrible. Too hard to distinguish what is what.

 

Auto dimensions would be great. A simpler walk-through would be great as well. So much in Revit is very overly complicated for no reason other so you can feel "smarter" than others in our field for not knowing how to use Revit.

wr.marshall
Advisor
seijord1
Enthusiast

@wr.marshall  - haha the "other program"!

 

So, it's definitely possible! We draw batt insulation in our wall sections a lot, and I think automating it would be an important function for revit to have, otherwise other programs will have an advantage.

richardjagger
Contributor

@seijord1 - I agree to the insulation as a cut pattern.

 

an extension of this would be a stud wall, showing the studs.  Again we can annotate this manually using repeating components command, but it would be great to do it automatically within the wall function. 

I’m sure, like many others, I get fed up of manually placing insulation and studs in my plans!

wr.marshall
Advisor
wr.marshall
Advisor

was going post this as separate idea, but probably an addon on to above

 

The ability create a wall with a sub-layerswall sub layers.JPG

As seen in the above screen shot the cavity is +/- 50mm (inclusive 25mm Insulation). I know some would just draw the insulation as a repetitive detail but if you wanted to schedule a material take off you then need to create a layer for the insulation and to do so requires you to subtract the insulation from the cavity (ie 50mm-25mm=25mm). As per the calculation you are left with 25mm which is not the true width of the cavity which is actually 50mm. By having sub layers you could specify the cavity as 50mm and then create a sub layer of 25mm and determine it's inset within the 50mm should you wish to centralize it. This will also save time having to retrace the insulation part with the insulation tool, and avoid errors where a wall as been edited/added/deleted and insulation (2D) has not followed suite.

 

The same could probable be applied to floors & roof's too

 

 

wr.marshall
Advisor
kimberly.fuhrman
Autodesk

Hi, @wr.marshall ,

 

I think this post is morphing into something a little different than just aligning cut patterns (the post you referenced), so we should probably keep them separate, yes?

 

Thank you!

-Kimberly

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