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Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 8:51:18 PM | Top Finish on Walls

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Hi, I'm trying to make a wall with a finish right on the top without using bad resources like a floor on top of the wall element, etc..

Is it possible to make a wall type that has a parametric feature that make the wall with the exterior/interior finish going somehow to the top?

Check the image I uploaded, I just did it, but revit wont let me to press OK without telling me it is wrong...

 

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Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 11:26:43 AM | Top Finish on Walls

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You can not really do what you want without creating a special family.  Instead, we just paint a finish on the exposed top surface.


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Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 12:52:00 PM | Top Finish on Walls

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I agree, I don't think you can make the material wrap around the top. You could however force the materail there by splitting the core layer:

In your wall assembly:

Click on 'split region', and then click on your core layer in the preview window

Click on 'modify', and then click on the new split line in the preview window, a blue arrow will appear, click that to flip the dimension so it measures and locks from the top.

Click on 'insert' and add a layer below the core layer, don't give it a thickness

Click on 'assign layers', then click on the new layer you added, then click on the new region in the preview window.

Now assign a material to your new layer. It doesn't merge with the exterior layer but this may be the closest to what your after. 



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Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 12:58:54 PM | Top Finish on Walls

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Absolute,

 

Interesting thought.  The problem will be that the core will never clean up with the finish so you wall always have lines at their intersection.  Still an interestion thought....


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Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 1:36:52 PM | Top Finish on Walls

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I think you could also use an integrated sweep on the top of the wall that was the width of the wall and the thickness of the finish.


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Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 3:50:03 PM | Top Finish on Walls

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This file will illustrate what I am talking about. Check out the "Bulkhead" wall type, and the "Kneewall" wall type. They have an integrated sweep on the top/bottom of the wall that is the same material as the finish layers. The lines all clean up fine.



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Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 6:16:18 PM | Top Finish on Walls

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Thanks AbsoluteBIM, In this thread i posted an image where i was trying to make what you described with no success.

Now i just did exactly what you described on your reply #3, it just work fine for my sections and it is what i was looking for.

Hope adesk improves this type of details in the future to make it easier for an average revit user.

Thanks a lot!! 

 

 


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Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 7:55:05 PM | AbsoluteBIM

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Quoting AbsoluteBIM from 2011-09-08 07:52:00

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I agree, I don't think you can make the material wrap around the top. You could however force the materail there by splitting the core layer:

In your wall assembly:

Click on 'split region', and then click on your core layer in the preview window

Click on 'modify', and then click on the new split line in the preview window, a blue arrow will appear, click that to flip the dimension so it measures and locks from the top.

Click on 'insert' and add a layer below the core layer, don't give it a thickness

Click on 'assign layers', then click on the new layer you added, then click on the new region in the preview window.

Now assign a material to your new layer. It doesn't merge with the exterior layer but this may be the closest to what your after. 

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I followed this procedure and it worked fine, but now I don't know how to undo it. The new layers can't be deleted. I ended up doing another wall without this, but it would be nice to know how to remove it.

 


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