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Wall Tool Requests

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Two wall tool requests.

 

Walls from Polylines:

I would like to have custom Walls that can be generated from a closed poly-line (as opposed to the wall tool that uses two-point "lines")

We work with concrete on a lot of our projects and the workaround to make varying thickness or shaped walls is very cumbersome. I can see a simple wall tool edit that can generate shape from a poly-line OR a wall component that can have a "Taper/Shaped/Custom Outline" in the dialogue similar to tapered slab components to generate the geometry.

 

"Free-Standing" Wall Components

Free-standing wall components that can "glue-on" to walls. For example, if one room of a project has wood slats on furring strips, I'd have to make a wall type for each wall (exterior, interior, bathroom plumbing walls, that ALSO have furring strips on the side face that room). But I'd rather create a wall that has wood slats and furring strips only and apply it only to the walls facing that room. I would do this with tile, interior finishes, etc as well. Basically, re-orient how VW thinks of wall assemblies to align to how real-world assemblies are realized.

 

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I like the “glue on”. Another feature or command would extend opening/cutting components through a stack of walls. Either way, the paint, furring, tile, wainscoting etc could be created as walls with single or multiple components placed coincident with a base wall. This multi assembly should provide logical data ie wall I’d, area, etc

 

just more musings 

-B

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