Sunday, 29 January 2017

Wall Intersections, Structure and Partitions

When modelling in Revit the program defaults to joining walls when they intersect. When you model contains both structural walls and internal partitions the default doesn’t give you the correct intersection both physically and graphically. This is a situation where the walls should have the ‘Disallow Join’ function applied.

In the example below I have a partition wall intersecting with a structural wall. You will notice that the intersecting line weight does not show the structural wall continuous and the end of the partition extends into the middle of the structural wall.

If you right click on the dot at the end of the wall and ‘Disallow Join’, this will break the attachment of the 2 walls.

The end of the partition can now be dragged back to the intersection with the structural wall. 

The intersection of the walls is now correct.

I know that there are a few extra steps, but this will give you the outcome required to represent the model correctly in your documentation and also when it is exported for use throughout the Project Team.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Linked Levels and Grids

When you have linked Revit models loaded into you project file, the positioning is usually controlled by the shared coordinates system which makes the Grids and Levels of the linked file kind of redundant. This doesn’t stop them showing up in all of your Plan, Elevation and Section views of the host file.

A way of globally turning the Grids and Levels off in the linked model is to go to the Manage Links Dialogue box.

Highlight the linked project and select the Manage Worksets button.

This will open up the Manage Worksets Dialogue box for the linked file.

You can close the Workset for ‘Shared Levels and Grids’ by selecting the Workset and selecting the Close button.

If you ever need to check the linked files Grids and Levels, the Workset can still be opened through Manage Links.