In most cases, when you place a straight wall, it
has a rectangular profile when viewed in elevations parallel to
its length. If your design calls for a different shape of profile,
or for openings in the wall, use the following procedure to edit
the wall’s elevation profile in either a section or elevation view.
Design with non-rectangular
walls and cut openings
cannot edit the elevation profile of an arc wall. To place rectangular openings
in an arc wall, use the
which can also be used to place openings in straight walls.
To edit the profile of a wall
the drawing area, select the wall.
- Click Modify | Walls tabMode
If the active view is
a plan view, the Go To View dialog displays, prompting you to select
an appropriate elevation or section view. For example, for a north
wall, you could select either the North or South elevation view.
When an appropriate view is open, the profile
of the wall displays in magenta model lines, as shown.
- Use the tools on the Modify and Draw
panels to edit the profile as needed.
- Delete the lines and then sketch a completely
- Split the existing lines and add arcs.
- Draw openings or holes.
you move and edit the rectangle, datum planes appear to indicate
the original shape and size of the wall when you entered sketch
mode. If the sketched lines snap to the datum planes, the endpoints
of the lines automatically align to the planes, unless you explicitly
unlock them. If you unlock the sketched lines, you can modify them
independently of the datum planes. If you exit sketch mode with
the sketched lines still aligned, then as you move a datum handle, the
sketched lines move with it.
Sketch lines unlocked
- When you are finished, click Finish
If you want to restore
an edited wall to its original shape, select it, and click Modify
| Walls tab
Creating Mid-End Faces
When you edit the elevation
profile of a wall that spans multiple levels and create notches
such as those shown below, the new vertical edges represent jambs
that are referred to in Revit as mid-end faces. Other walls can
form corner joins with mid-end faces. See
Joining Walls to Mid-End Faces
Wall elevation profile
edited to create notches
Edited wall in 3D view
You can also create mid-end
faces using the Wall Opening tool. See
Cutting Rectangular Openings in Walls.