Type Selector—Use this drop-down to choose from a list of types current file.
Always choose a type from this list before configuring other options.
Height—There are two options for Height; a drop-down list of parametric height options and a text field (available when “Unconnected” height is chosen).
When you choose “Unconnected” you are able to simply type in a fixed height for the wall.
The heights of walls can also be connected to the project’s levels instead.( the default template has two levels: Level 1 and Level 2.)
Location Line—The point within the width of the wall that is used as a reference.
Choices include: Wall Centerline, Interior and Exterior Finish Faces and several “Core” options.
Location line is important when changing a wall to a type with a different thickness.
It is also useful when flipping the direction of the wall.
Chain—This option creates walls in a sequence automatically joined end to end.
If you deselect the Chain option, you will need to indicate the start and end points of each wall segment you draw.
Offset—Use this field to input a numerical value. The walls you create will be placed parallel (offset) to the points you click at a distance equal to this value.
Radius—This option can be used to create rounded corner joins as walls are created.
Place a check mark in the box before the Radius field becomes available.
Input the desired radius in the field.
Draw tools—Walls can be drawn on-screen in a variety of shapes or created from existing model components.
Choose to draw walls line by line, as a rectangle, circle, arc, etc. The Pick Lines option will allow you to pick existing line work on screen and create walls from those lines.
The Pick Faces option is similar except that it creates walls from the faces of 3D geometry.