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How do you put the insulation and the wall studs in the same line when inserting new layers. eg, 2 x 6 wall stud with R20 batt insulation. Also how do you add the top and bottom plates to the view. [/b]
2003-12-19, 08:59 PM
Sounds like you are confused between editing the structure of the modeled wall element versus adding detail components to a section or drafting view. Please clarify.
I am new to Revit. I don't think I fully understand the concept of the modeled wall element versus a cross section. Please explain.
2003-12-20, 10:23 PM
Wall types are defined in Revit with layers as they would be constructed in the real world.
The layers in the wall type serve several purposes. Each layer is assigned a function, a material and a thickness. Tha material layer will determine how the wall appears when it is cut in plan or section, by using a hatch pattern within each layer. In elevation, the hatch pattern is shown on the wall elevation views and will appear in shaded and/or rendered view also.
The function setting of the layer helps walls clean up with each other when they intersect.
The internal elements within the wall, such as top and bottom plates and nogging in a stud framed wall, and insulation , if its within the stud thickness, are not defined within the wall type properties. Traditionally in Revit, these are shown as detail elements inserted into a section or detail view and are view specific. ( There is a way to have them show in any section cut anywhere, but thats for a later discussion )
In your case, you would define a wall type ( or modify existing type ) to show the finish external layer, the stud layer and the internal finish layer. The top and bottom plates and the insulation, you would add as detail elements to the section view.
Run through some of the tutorials and it will become clearer.
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