Walls can be embedded
into a host wall, so that the embedded wall is associated with the host
wall. The behavior of an embedded wall is similar to that of a window;
the embedded wall does not resize if you resize the host wall. If
you rotate the host wall, the embedded wall moves with it. To embed
walls, you do not have to edit the profile of the host wall, cut
a hole in it, and then insert a wall into that hole; you can use
the Cut Geometry tool.
Embedded walls are useful
when, for example, you need to create storefronts on the exterior
walls of the building. When embedding walls, consider the following:
- A curtain wall can be embedded into another
wall, provided that it is parallel to the host wall and the walls
are within 6 inches of each other.
- Walls can be embedded into other walls
using the Cut Geometry tool. Some curtain wall types automatically
embed into a wall. To determine whether the curtain wall type automatically
embeds into another wall, check the type properties of the wall. Select
the Automatically Embed parameter if it is not already selected.
- You can embed a wall into a curtain panel
and then embed a curtain wall into that embedded wall. You can repeat
this process as many times as desired.
- If you edit the elevation profile of
the embedded wall, the opening in the host wall is adjusted automatically,
and the host wall's material fills in the adjusted opening. You do
not have to edit the elevation profile of the host wall to follow
the opening of the embedded wall.