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Is there a way to decompose or convert a wall in some way such as to be left with just a centre line only?


If there is can this be done on multiple selected walls simultaneously?


Why? Using single internal footprint of floor from internal side of external walls it would be great if internal walls could be duplicated, decomposed to leave centre line so that centre lines could then be used to clip footprint creating room footprints on centre lines of walls.


Using a wall style with specified attributes custom searches could easily be set to delete unwanted lines leaving just centre lines.

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@Michael Gilbert 


VW has a 'Virtual Wall' as a choice in the 'Wall Styles'. Often a good way of 'sketching' out positions of walls. Replacing your chosen internal wall with virtual walls will show just the centre lines (which is as you say you want).







The style of line can of course be altered by editing the Virtual Wall Type. You could even use a more informative line type of your own making. 




If you need to see both versions of these walls (which, no doubt you do) you could maybe class them appropriately and then choose to use the class visibilities to control what appears in different views/presentations.


I assume you do not have 'Spaces'. If you do, you can vary (by choosing to make 'custom') the way the Gross and Net areas are calculated - by identifying which part of walls are used as the boundary. In your case you would choose internal line of external walls and the centreline of your internal walls.


Hope that helps



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