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Cut with Voids When Loaded

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:00


If you've started to experiment with making your own custom components using Revit's Family Editor, you may have seen that the Model-based (as opposed to the Annotation-based) Family Template files contain a parameter called "Cut with Voids When Loaded"
In this short article we are going to take a look at exactly what this parameter does; and when it would be appropriate to utilise it. 
First of all I create a section of floor in the Project Environment. It really doesn't  matter what Floor Type we use, I just want to have something in the Project that will be cut by our Family, once we load it and place an instance. So here is our floor....

Wall Wraps and Wall Closures

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Monday, 18 March 2013 15:55

Welcome to this Revit Zone article on Walls Wraps and Wall Closures. In this article we are going to explain what Wall Wrapping is, when it is used and how you can control it. We will also discuss Wall Closures and how you implement them in your own custom insert families.
So without further ado, let's crack on and take a look at Wall Wraps. I am going to explain this by the use of graphical examples- by far the easiest method of explaining most concepts within Revit.
Here is a simple length of wall, straight out of the default Revit Metric Library.......

Walls: Stacked Walls

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Friday, 30 November 2012 22:19

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a basic Stacked Wall in Revit Architecture. But before we get into the detail, I am going to give a quick explanation as to exactly what a Stacked Wall is.

In the context of Revit Architecture, a Stacked Wall is quite simply a Wall made up of different "Wall Types" stacked vertically on top of each other.
A simple example would be an external wall where you have a plinth base (let's say Engineering Brick) with a cladded wall above.

Walls: Extending individual layers

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Thursday, 29 November 2012 20:29

In this tutorial we will take a look at Revit's "Layer Extensions" in Vertical Compound Walls. As you know, Walls are a System Family in Revit- where you then create as many Types as you wish. A Compound Wall is built up of one or more "Layers"- each having a user-definable Function (ie Structure, Thermal Layer, etc).

When you first start playing with Walls in Revit, you are most likely not aware of just how powerful (and configureable) they actually are. For example, you may assume that every wall simply has a Bottom and Top Constraint and that all layers in the "vertical sandwich" must have the same top and bottom constraints?

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