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Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 12:07:36 PM | How to lock walls so they move together

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Please can anybody help with how to lock or pin walls together so that they move at the same time.

I have built my trench blocks and on top of this is my cavity wall. I am using wall centre line as my masonry positioning. If I change my wall positions etc, I want all walls from my set up levels to move at the same time and remain in uniform as I set them up but I'm unsure how to make this happen. Can I lock or pin them together somehow?

All help gladly appreciated 

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Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 4:54:28 PM | How to lock walls so they move together

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The only way that I could see doing this would be to group them.

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Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 5:51:35 PM | How to lock walls so they move together

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Don't group them!

There are several possibilities here.  

  1. When you know you will be having multiple walls "stacked" like this, look into using stacked walls.  You can read about those in your help. (preferred if wall profiles are not to be edited)
  2. Typically, if wall are joined vertically, they will then associate and move together in horizontal plan moves. (preferred)
  3. If a face / core / or wall centerline lines up in section, you can use the align tool and set the lock.  (Not preferred) 
  4. Again from any section view, you can dimension horizontal alignment of one wall to the nex, lock that dimension and delete it if you want.  (Not preferred)
Locks and Pins can really bog down your model so use them sparingly.  Revits built-in associations are always preferred.

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Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 6:07:18 PM | How to lock walls so they move together

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I suppose it depends on how you have it modeled.  If you have a construction sequence that has floor being poured on top of structural walls, then walls up a level, then floors on top again, I really don't see much of an issue for grouping them.  I am all for staying away from groups as much as possible, but grouping will give you much less issues that locking the faces together, and they won't move together nor will you be able to do a stacked wall model if they are constructed as above. 


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Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 6:45:46 PM | How to lock walls so they move together

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thanks for those responses guys. Will do some experimenting to see which way works best for me.


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