Creates X- and Y- axis aligned walls.
Allows you to easily create X-axis or Y-axis aligned walls.
Note: The command only works if there is already a wall in the drawing. A red cross next to the cursor is displayed if the command is launched in a drawing without walls or when you click in the wrong place in a drawing to indicate the command cannot be used.
There are five methods to draw a wall using the BIMQUICKWALL command:
- Between two parallel walls (both ends of the newly created wall are
connected to the perpendicular walls). Note: If dynamic input (DYN) is set to On, the distances to the parallel walls are displayed. Tap TAB key to switch between the dimensions and set them manually.
- As an extension of an existing wall, where both ends of the newly created
wall are connected to walls (one to the existing wall being extended and the
other to the perpendicular wall).
- As an extension of an existing wall, where only one end of the newly created wall is connected to the existing wall being extended (the other wall end is free).
- As a free wall with a configurable fixed length (the ends of the newly created wall are not connected to other walls).
- While in Top View Mode (TVM), by automatically detecting wall width
from an underlying point cloud and setting it as the wall width value in the
command context panel. The wall preview cursor adopts this width as well and
sticks to the wall location.Note: To enter the TVM, open the Story Bar by setting the STORYBAR system variable to 1 or 2, then click a story disk to activate a story.
The Quick Wall command context panel opens when the BIMQUICKWALL command is launched, as well as the Hotkey Assistant widget.
- Spatial location
- Magnetic Snapping
- Allows you to define the walls dimensions.
- Wall thickness
- Sets the thickness of the walls being created.
- Wall height
- Sets the height of the walls being created.
- Automatically fills in the Wall height field by searching for solids above the wall to connect to.
- Free wall length
- Sets the length of the free walls being created.
- Allows you to define the walls placement.
- Allows you to select the wall justification.
- Wall top offset
- Sets the top offset from the slab detected above the walls being created.
Note: This option becomes unavailable when the Auto-fill option is set to Off.
- Wall base offset
- Sets the base offset from the slab detected bellow the walls being created.
- Click the browse button () to open the Compositions dialog box that lets you select a wall composition.
- Spatial Location
- You can accept the automatically assigned spatial location or define a new one by selecting an option from the drop-down menu.
- Assigns the detected building and floor to the walls being created.
Note: Selecting a different spatial location than the one automatically assigned toggles the Automatic option to Off.
- Magnetic Snapping
- Toggles On/Off multiple magnetic snapping options.
- Snap to walls
- Controls whether the wall cursor should snap to existing walls.
- Snap to lines
- Controls whether the wall cursor should snap to existing lines.
- Snap to walls detected from point clouds
- Controls whether the wall cursor should snap to wall detected from point clouds.
- Snap to entities
- Controls whether the wall cursor should snap to entities in the drawing.
The Hotkey Assistant widget lets you change the direction of the walls to be created. You can press Ctrl key to switch between X-aligned wall and Y-aligned wall options.
Note: The Hotkey Assistant widget is displayed if the HOTKEYASSISTANT system variable is set to 1 and the Display Hotkey Hints for BIMQUICKWALL options checkbox is ticked in the Hotkey Assistant Configuration dialog box.
Options within the command
- X-aligned wall
- Creates an X-aligned wall.
- Y-aligned wall
- Creates a Y-aligned wall.