Really basic function required to create a step(or a reveal/recess) in a wall in a single step. I've been muddling around this issue for 10 years nearly
Currently, I have to insert at least 2 if not more vertex's into a wall, then manipulate each section to eventually create a stepped wall line. If this is a datagroup compound wall, then inserting the vertexes/adding to form, breaks the datagroup info(any new sections do not maintain the definition or report correctly). If there is an associated space, it does not recognise the new sections of wall so I lose the link with that also.
All I should have to do is select the tool, mark where the reveal(or step starts and finishes, and then pull out the section required. ABD should automatically fill in the returns with the same type of wall, with any spaces or other elements that are associated with hat element maintaining their association
Please tell me that ABD connect is adding some of these basic but essential functions to datagroup tools??
Is this maybe something that can help you?
In short, No. i do not want to change the wall type. i want to add a step into the geometry.
See video below for the steps i have to take to create a stepped wall from an existing. This should be achievable with a 1 step tool but as it stands i have to break/add form, turn graphic group on and off, and join to new section. The double downside is that if I have anything associated to the wall, ie a space, or slab/floor finish, as soon as i break the wall, the association is lost and i have to update these manually also. Very time consuming, very awkward and a very common task .
this should be a basic function of wall placement and modification
There is no relationship between different elements in AECOsim which results in a non-intelligence design. In this case Revit is much more intelligent and superior. Now what impact parametric modeling is going to have on AECOsim is yet to be seen.
I would draw the U-shaped wall from new, then break the original wall and tidy up corners, that seems more straightforward (although still multiple operations obviously). Each of the broken wall sections are scheduled seprately while their original relationship is maintained so they can be moved together (obviously there will be occasions when this is unwanted, which is probably easiest to deal with by redrawing)
Enhancement 561674 has been filed.
Answer Verified By: Steve Cocchi
Duncan Gammie said: Mjan, there is relationship between elements in Aecosim, it is just that it is so inconsistent that you are probably unaware of it.
I disagree because;
1. no relationship between stairs and handrail > change the stair contours and handrail fits the change
2. no relationship with wall and roof (wall that has been extended to roof) > move the wall and roof moves with it
3. no relationship between floors and walls > move the wall and floor extends to the wall
4. no relationship between handrail and balcony/slab > change balcony/slab shape and handrail fits the change
5. no relationship between walls and foundation > if wall gets longer/or deleted foundation updates accordingly
Just to name a couple of them....I can make the list quiet long. So which relationship are you talking about precisely? Door and windows with walls???