By Martin Phelps
Walls may be added to a Revit project in a number of ways depending on the project and work flow.
If the project is being started from scratch with no “Linked” or “Imported” 2D drawings. Walls can be added by using the “Line” option with in the “Modify|Place Wall” tab as in Figure 1
Picking a start point, moving in a clock wise direction picking a second point for the wall end and repeat for the next wall, and so on as in Figure 2.
This places the wall in its correct orientation i.e. the plaster element of the wall is on the inside, as in Figure 3.
If walls are added, but in an anticlockwise direction the plaster element will appear on the outside.
Changing the orientation of the wall is no problem, simply select the wall then pick the double arrow head symbol in the middle of the wall to change the wall orientation as shown in Figure 4.
Note:-This symbol is on the outer face of the wall so the plaster is on the opposite face.
If the adjoining walls all have the incorrect orientation, hover over one wall and press the “Tab” key, to select all the walls, as in Figure 5.
Once all the walls are highlighted, to change the orientation, press the “Space Bar”.
Note: - If a 2D drawing is “Linked” and the “Pick Line” tool is being used as in Figure 6, to create walls directly from the 2D file, depending on the direction of the line this can influence the orientation of the wall created in the project.