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    The Shaft Opening tool creates a vertical opening that spans multiple levels, cutting through intervening roofs, floors, and ceilings.

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    • Click Architecture / Structure tab > Opening panel.
    • Sketch a shaft opening by drawing lines or by picking walls.

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    You typically sketch the shaft on a host element (such as a floor) in a plan view.

    By default, the Base Constraint for the shaft is the level of the current activated plan view.

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    When you are done sketching the shaft, click finish opening.

    To adjust the levels that the opening cuts, select it, and make the following adjustments on the Properties palette:

    • For Base Constraint, specify a level for the start point of the shaft.
    • For Top Constraint, specify a level for the end point of the shaft.

    Shaft Opening Constraints

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    • Click Apply

    The shaft now cuts through and is visible on all intermediate levels as illustrated below.

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    Use the shaft tool to quickly cut service shafts and stairwells.