Jump to content
  • 4

Ability to stretch wall components in plan


Hi all,


In some situations, joining wall components is mighty difficult and even impossible.


There are no good workarounds since using multiple separate walls generate their own issues and is not "BIM".


Wall end caps are sometimes problematic as well and do not fit well into wall joining situations.


Would it not be possible to be able to stretch wall components to where they should be? Simple end-of-component dragging.


Please see the below, these kind of joins are very difficult to use and maintain by using the standard component join.


Maybe component-join functionality could be improved in stead, currently they don't always "obey" what the user says.


Sometimes it is crucial to be able to manually stop a wall component at some certain position, eg. the white wall component should stop before the green bearing strip. Currently the bearing strip is in front of the wall covering it up, howerer at dwg export this is revealed -> the engineer is confused.




Component priorities have been suggested before, maybe those could work as well. The core issue is that we should have absolute, working control where any wall component ends/joins.

Edited by JMR
  • Like 4

Share this post

Link to post

4 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

This would vastly improve the situation when dealing with alterations to existing buildings.

Share this post

Link to post
  • 0

Indeed! Those situations are what we mostly struggle with.


I don't know if it's technically feasible, but it would be great to be able to stretch components in sections and elevations as well. Currently one has to create a zillion of different wall styles to achieve that, as far as I'm aware.


A stepped wall affects the whole wall structure, I think.


If a wall could be a system where one could manually shape, cut and stretch every component in all directions...now that would be something.  Then the user could simply select for plan presentation "show these joined" or "show these with a line in between" etc...okay, I admit I'm daydreaming. But still.

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
  • 0

and hopefully get rid of that strange angle ends on walls with top slopes while they are at it.

Share this post

Link to post
  • 0

It would also be good if wall components heights (i.e. shape) could be adjusted individually too. 

Share this post

Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114


© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.