Revit interior design tutorial: Modifying a wall join | lynda.com

Revit interior design tutorial: Modifying a wall join | lynda.com



revit does a pretty good job on cleaning up walls at columns and at wall intersections by default Revit creates a butt joint when you have two walls meeting together and it cleans it up and makes it look pretty nice however there might be situations in your design where you need to change the display of how the joining of the walls actually looks so we're going to take a look at how to make some of those changes we're going to first of all go into the column over here you can kind of just zoom in on that and go to wall and in this case what we're going to do is we're going to pick up a sixth one eighth inch on our partition and we're going to just come over and pull in to the column now when I do that you'll notice that it cleans up the column and the wall at the same time I'm going to hit modify and I will kind of zoom in here a little bit now I can disallow this join if I want to change the appearance of it I'll come over here to the drag icon and click on it and say disallow the join now when I do that and I pull a little bit away from it you'll notice here that provides a little bit of a gap than when I pull back in you can see that it changes it graphically a little bit now there is a another icon here that tells me that I can allow the join and by clicking that and then by pulling into the wall you will go ahead and clean it up a little bit further also when you do the join and you have it set out this way when you come in here this allow and disallow will also show up on this right-click menu just to give you another example as far as how that works let's take and draw another wall and we'll just come down from the bottom and go to the top and you'll seeing it clean up right there I'll hit modify pick this up right-click on the drag icon and hit disallow and then I'll just pull away from it and you'll see now that this wall actually just butts into wall and my layers for the gypsum drywall go run right through let's take a look at a more complex situation where you might have a number of different layers for walls and you might want to change how the appearance of the wall at these corners comes in now this one over here just what happens to be brick on metal stud and this one here is brick on CMU so if we wanted to change the appearance of this corner we can click on one of the walls and then go to the modify walls tab and find geometry and find wall joints when I click on wall join and kind of hover over the corner I get a box its inspection box I'm going to click there and on the options toolbar you'll notice here that I have a couple options right now I have a butt joint that's there I can click on miter and you'll see that it kind of cleans up the display of how the layers work this way let's go over and look at this one and on this one here it is by default a miter this is a pretty severe angle too by the way and I'll pick miter and you'll see that it picks it up and changes it this way and I can also do squared-off so I can basically get rid of that real sharp point and just kind of make this happen this way so this is another display option that I have let's go and take a look at this other one here again notice that I can jump from one joint to another and as long as I'm in this display it will show up on the options there's another one called display and it says clean join there's also don't clean the join which might not show anything and then use the view settings and clean join there let's take a look at what happens with this one this one comes all the way across when I hit don't clean and this one changes the setting again so sometimes in the examples that you're working you might not get the result that you want but again you might have to play with them a little bit so if I went back to mitre on here maybe this will work out a little bit better for this one so you can see you can play around with the controls to make it work well let's click got fi and we're going to go to another situation where you might want to join two walls together but you don't want to meld them because what happens with Revit is if I came in here now and picked up wall and this is a four and 7/8 inch wall so we'll pick this and I click here and come across what happens is it turns into one wall so maybe I don't want that situation to happen I'm just doing undo and what I will do instead is come here right click on here and disallow any kind of join now I'll come back in pick up my architectural wall click here come across now what happens in this case if you look closely is that I have two walls and I don't have that seamless one wall configuration I do have two walls here now if I really mix it up a little bit more and come in and take and put another wall up this way you can see here that it joined with this one and if I take this wall and move it you'll see here that it just goes ahead and moves this one leaves this one by itself I click on here and do disallow now this one is entirely by itself as well and I still have a cleanup here that I can work with so now I have a couple different situations on how to disallow or allow wall joints come back in here click on the icon and this is now part of this wall I can come up here and also use move and move it around that way and you see the as part of this one now one situation if you try to move it over this way you're going to get an error and you would have to do unjoin elements in order to make this work again so walls within Revit by default create but joints and then you can clean up the wall layers automatically that's what Revit does however in certain design cases you might want to override that automatic clean up and to display your walls a little bit differently to do that you use the wall join tools to allow you to change the butt joint configuration you can change it into a miter and in some cases you can square it off there's also display combinations that allow you to display the wall join clean the join or 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