Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Free Lines To Wall Revit Macro (Updated)

From the ArchSmarter website...

This macro converts Revit model lines to walls. Using the macro dialog box, you can select the line style you want to create the walls from, the starting floor level of the walls, the wall type to use and the wall height.

A couple of things to know about the macro:

The macro can use any model line to create the walls EXCEPT ellipses, partial ellipses and splines.
 If you insert an AutoCAD drawing, you'll need to explode it before you can convert the lines to walls. I'm looking into methods for creating walls from linked files. This would be my preferred method. I'm not a big fan of inserting DWG files into Revit models as it adds all sorts of junk to the file.

The walls are centered on the model line. The location line of the wall is set to "Wall Centerline".

Some future enhancements will include the ability to set the wall's top constraint instead using an unconnected height and allowing you to specify the wall's location line. I'm also looking into using a similar method to create MEP ducts and pipes from 2D lines.

There's more information available on the ArchSmarter website.

To get the free Lines To Wall macro, which is part of the ArchSmarter Toolbox, one must subscribe to ArchSmarter's email updates.

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