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I read on this mornings "The Revit Clinic" Blog a post by Lance Coffey who is a Autodesk Product Support Specialist on "Tools for Troubleshooting Unexpected Behavior in Revit". It's a great Blog and well worth a read.
You often wonder why Revit acts the way it does and quite often it's because we have inadvertantly told it to do so....
Here is a quick explanation of the wall wrapping function in Revit
I looked everywhere for an explanation on the difference between Exterior and Interior and couldn't find anything!!!So here is my explanation of the difference
between the two.
Under the properties of the wall you have the option to change how
the wall ends appears.
None, Exterior and Interior.
If you apply either the Exterior
or Interior Wrapping at Ends to a
basic wall that only has one finish outside the Core Boundary, say a typical
interior wall that has only one layer of drywall, you wont see any difference.
The reason being that the one layer of material is the same on the
exterior side of the wall and the Interior side of the wall.
The Interior and Exterior options refer to the Interior and
Exterior side of the walls (every wall
had a interior and exterior side, look at the title next time you edit the
The Wrapping at Ends doesn't become apparent until you get into
more complex walls that have more than one material outside of the Core
Below is an example of wrapping at ends Exterior.
Here you see that all exterior components wrap at the ends of the
wall. You can select which components
wrap by checking the "Wrap" next to each specific component when
Editing the Structure of the Wall.
Below is an example of wrapping at ends Interior.
Here you see that all the Interior components wrap at the ends of the wall.
You can select which components wrap by checking the "Wrap" next to each specific component when Editing the Structure of the Wall.
Reading Jay Polding's Blog "Revit In Plain English" he refers to an article he co-authored for the Canadian Consulting Engineer February 2012 Issue.
Quoting Jay's Blog... "Consultants share their insights into what it takes to successfully implement
building information modeling. As it turns out, managing and understanding
people is as important as being familiar with the actual technology..."
This is the first of three consecutive blogs on Wall Wrapping... I've always struggled with how to explain how to use the Revit function of "Wrapping at Inserts" under
the Wall Type Properties...probably because I have never really looked into it thoroughly
enough... until now!
Here is an explanation of what it means to set the layer wrapping
of walls at inserts and how to use this function.
Your basic compound wall can wrap around inserted objects such as
door and windows.
Here is the
difference between the options under the properties of the Wall.
Here you'll see the relevant component wrapping where it meets the
Do not wrap:
Here you see the wall components of the wall do not wrap around
where the window sits.
Here you see the Exterior wall component wraps at the window
Here you see the Interior wall component wraps at the window
Interior Wrapping at window Insert
(Image care of WikiHelp)
Here you see that both the interior and exterior wall components
wrap where the meet the window.
The function of Wrapping around Complex Inserts works not only
with Windows and Doors but with any complex shaped inserts.
Wrapping at window Insert Examples (Image care of WikiHelp)
If you have a situation where you have a decal that shows a black
border around it that you don't want to see here are some options for you....
Unfortunately Decals are part of the "Object Styles > Model Objects > Generic Models" category
and you cant really turn those off or manipulate them as it'll affect the
entire generic model....but we can manipulate the Decals Graphics per Element.
You can turn on or off the Decal (or Image) frame like you can in
AutoCAD.....BUT you can manipulate it to minimize it as much as possible.
Right Click on your Decal and select "Override Graphics in View > By Element" Here you can
turn off the crossing lines by making them "Transparent".
This doesn't affect the Decal Image only the black lines...
However I cant get the border to disappear, so if anyone has any suggestions
on how to control that please drop me a line in the comments box below...
have set the location of your project and set your Sun Setting to be View specific, you can now change the aspect of
Under the Sun Setting
dialog box you can set the date and time which will specify the location of the
sun for you.
Alternately if you turn the Sun
Path on while in a 3D view you'll get a graphic showing the location of the
Sun as well as be able to edit the time and date, same as what you would change
on the Sun Setting dialog box but you get instant results.
You can also press and drag the sun around to the time and month
you want as well... instant results!