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Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 5:40:37 AM | Wood Framing - add top & bottom plates to wall family?

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Hi-

I'm trying to create a family for wood shear walls.  I've figured out how to add the sheathing (easy), but I can't figure out how to add top & bottom plates to my wall family.  Is there an easy way to do this?  It seems like there should be a simple way to extrude a few 2x plates inside the wall family & constrain them to the top & bottom of the wall... no?  I just can't figure out how to modify the wall families to do this.

Any help would be much appreciated.  It'd save me from having to re-draw or re-model a bunch of stupid 2x lumber again & again & again in every single wood detail that I ever do (isn't this one of the reasons we're using BIM in the first place?).

 

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Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 2:39:26 PM | Wood Framing - add top & bottom plates to wall family?

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you will find lots of theories on how to do this at AUGI. there should be some threads on this at RevitCity

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Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 5:34:26 PM | Wood Framing - add top & bottom plates to wall family?

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All the threads I've found on RevitCity seem to be people looking for ways to show every single stud in their walls (arraying 2x members, vertically orienting framing systems, etc).

I'd rather not show the studs - the wall is already made of wood & dimensioned to the proper size, which is all I could ask for.  What I'm trying to do is add plates that will appear in section cuts & details, whenever I need to show wall connections.

Any suggestions?


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Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 6:43:35 PM | Wood Framing - add top & bottom plates to wall family?

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There is no way to add plates to the wall family.  Just add your plates as a detail element in your sections.

 

You will find that most model elements are created to show the components in a coarse view and will render.  For any larger scale sections or details, you add more refined detail components. 


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Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 8:51:59 PM | Wood Framing - add top & bottom plates to wall family?

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Well, I'm bummed.  There's got to be some way to modify a wall family so that the a couple of lines will show up in section views - preferably only when the detail level is "Fine".  Right?  I'm pretty new to Revit, but I've modified the beam, column, window & door families enough to know that adding lines like that should be pretty simple...  I just can't figure it out on those silly "Wall" families.

 

If WWHub is right, who do I complain to?  I mean - to whom do I address the helpful suggestions?

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Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:01:04 PM | Wood Framing - add top & bottom plates to wall family?

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Couldn't you just create a profile and add the 2x detail component in the profile, then add the profile as a sweep into the wall.  That way when you cut your wall section the 2x would show up.  I do this for wall cap flashing.

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Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 5:23:45 PM | Wood Framing - add top & bottom plates to wall family?

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Or you can modify the vertical structure by editing the wall and going to section preview.  Click mofify and unlock the bottom of the stud layer.. You can now adjust this layer in section view.

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Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 5:55:35 PM | Wood Framing - add top & bottom plates to wall family?

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ditto, to what pwiklund said. and you can set it to display in fine detail only


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Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 6:22:00 AM | Wood Framing - add top & bottom plates to wall family?

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Thanks, guys - that worked perfectly.  I added the double top plate & the bottom plate with the profile sweeps.  Exactly what I was looking for.


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