For the past several months I have been working on a new Roman Catholic church in Revit Architecture and it’s been great. But recently the Structural engineer has also started working on the project in Revit Structure and we am having some issues with the exterior walls. The exterior wall construction consists of 12” load bearing CMU walls with an exterior stone veneer and an interior stone wainscoting and plaster veneer. The load bearing CMU supports heavy timber roof trusses, so the structural model needs to have the CMU walls for analysis and to also host the heavy timber trusses. However the architectural model also needs to contain the exterior load bearing walls to host windows & doors.
The problem is that when I link the structural model into my architectural model to show the heavy timber wood roof structure, there are now two sets of exterior walls (walls in the structural model & walls in the Arch model) on top of each other. To date I have been managing the issue by shutting off the structural walls in all of my views with view templates and so forth and it had been a royal pain in the a$$.
Is there some way that Revit structure can link in my architectural model and use my exterior walls for analysis and to host the roof structure.