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Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 2:53:44 PM | Changing wall thickness issue




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We are currently using revit to draw up plans of historic buildings and I have a question about changing wall thickness's. I started drawing this building around a month ago and made the exterior walls a certain thickness. I have the exterior dimensions of the building pinned down almost exactly. Now, however, when we went to measure the width of the inside of the building, the walls don't end up being the thickness I had used before. So, the issue is that I need to make the exterior wall thicker without changing the dimensions of the exterior of the building. I have tried editing the walls themselves and added like a finish to the inside, but instead of just adding the thickness to the inside, it halves and adds thickness from the middle of the wall, changing the exterior dimension. Hopefully this makes some sense. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 4:07:14 PM | RE: Changing wall thickness issue




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You need to check your location line. By default, when you draw a wall in Revit, it makes the location line of a wall the centerline. If you want the exterior dimensions to always be the same no matter what changes you make to the wall type, you need your location line to be the exterior face. This is under the properties tab. My suggestion, draw some lines around the building where you know you want your exterior walls, then change the location line of each wall to exterior face, then if the wall shifts, you know where to move it back to. Hope this helps.


Ruth Rau

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