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Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 2:16:17 PM | Zero thickness wall layer

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My overall goal is to have a wall finish layer that allows me to capture square footage in a table, allows voiding areas of the finish, does not show in plan view, but does show hatching in elevation and 3D views.

Our current wall family with a siding finish has a 1/2" thickness to the siding.  It does everything we want, except that it shows in plan view.   

I can assign the siding layer to have a membrane function, and give it a zero width, but I can't get hatching to show on a membrane layer and I'm not sure how I could void out the membrane layer on areas of the wall where I don't want the finish.

Any thoughts?  Thanks.


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Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 12:06:17 AM | Zero thickness wall layer

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Make the finish layer smaller (1/32"Winking. Don't use a membrane layer because the more you use thing for reasons that they were created the more incompatable your file becomes for future users.

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Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 9:36:06 PM | Zero thickness wall layer

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Sounds like the only "correct" way would be to model the finish layer as its own wall.

  • You can then give these walls a property as finish to enable you to filter them from displaying in plan
  • They'll show fine in elevation
  • Can get all there areas
  • simply join them to the main wall and they'll automatically inherit the same cutouts for windows and doors...

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Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 12:22:16 PM | Zero thickness wall layer

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Hey guys,

Thanks for sharing your ideas.  I have tried assigning the finish a very small width, but the smallest that I could get was 1/16", just enough to ensure that somebody would snap a dimension to the finish instead of the stud and sprinkle the plan with 1/16" dimensions.  Ever the optimist, I started with 1/256" and doubled the number until Revit took something, which ended up being 1/16".

And thanks for the tip about joining the walls.  That's going to come in very handy.


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