View Full Version : Copy / Monitor Cavity Walls
2007-02-19, 05:26 AM
I am using Revit Structure 3, and am linking a RB9 architectural model, using copy/monitor to create structural versions of the lower storey block walls. Only thing is, I want to show the inner / loadbearing skin, not the outer. Given that the architect has created this wall as a composite wall, what are my options? Copy/monitor all the walls then change type, re-align, and nominate as bearing? Or can the inner skin be nominated as loadbearing in the RB family?
2007-02-21, 08:15 PM
Check out the options so that you can copy/monitor your wall type. Hopefully his wall location line is at the core of the wall so that you can match that with your wall type.
2007-02-22, 12:08 PM
So are you saying that if the RB location line is set to center of core for a composite wall when I copy into RS and change the wall type (to just the core) I will not have to do any aligning? I though I had read on previous posts that copy/change type/align was as good as it gets and hopefully the next release would cover copying center of core to center of core. Our RB users are in house so I could get them to comply to the location line preference if this is the case. (FYI I am using RS4). This has the possibility to make my day.
2007-02-22, 01:43 PM
Yes, I do believe that is true. Try a test case. Let me know if it works out. Post a copy if you can.
2007-02-22, 04:43 PM
I will try but I am sure our problem was when you change type it brings it in from center of wall to center of wall (and wished for core to core; the loc line "should be" irrelvant). Thus, the align tool.
2007-02-22, 08:08 PM
Copy in at center of wall to center of wall (not core to core). Doesn't matter where loc line is. Must align. Grrrr.
2007-02-22, 08:13 PM
OK, you are right....but I think I have a solution. The last thing we want to do is use the align tool.
1. When you copy the wall use the "Copy original type".
2. Once you have copied the original type into your file, select it, and change its location line to the core centerline.
3. Now change the wall type to your wall type and it should locate itself at the core where you want it. (assuming the original and copied walls have the same core type.)
I knew the location line figured in there somehow.
I hope that helps...
2007-02-23, 12:01 PM
yes! I will try this
2007-02-24, 03:09 PM
So, I tried this. Takes alot longer to load in all the arch wall types but hey, can't have everything atleast I wasn't going to have to align. I did have a unbeievable glitch. Some of the wall copied in "inside out". Go figure, had to align anyway.
2007-02-26, 02:19 PM
That is a strange glitch....but at least we can use this method for the time being. Hopefully they will give us better control of the insertion location in a future release.
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