The objective of this video is to learn how to create a few different fire-rated walls. Discover how to assign a pattern to show up only when the view is set to coarse.
- [Instructor] Right out of the gate, wall fire ratings are a feature that make Revit perform well for any kind of facility. If a wall has a specific function such as fire rating or smoke rating, or even a lead-lined gypsum panel for an MRI space, we can have Revit carry this designation within the wall itself. The best thing about this is we avoid using line work, so that means other trades will see your fire ratings as well. The objective of this video is to create a few different fire rated walls. We will then assign a pattern to show up only when the view is set to coarse. So, in Revit, I'm going to go open, and if you're following along with the exercises, go to Syracuse Health Architectural 01, that should be in your exercise files, if not, you can use any project you want. Let's open it up. In the project browser, let's scroll down to 00 Ground Floor. Notice that it's empty. This is basically the first floor of a multilevel building. So if we go to a 3D view, just to show you, we have a lot of room to do practice. Okay. So the first thing I like to do is just zoom into this area anywhere, on the architecture tab, click the wall button. In the type selector dropdown, I'm going to select generic six inch. Let's click edit type. I'm going to duplicate this six inch wall, for the name I'm going to call it SYR_INT, for interior, _TWO_OUR. Click OK. Now for the structure, let's click edit, for the material for structure, let's click on the browse button, and we'll type in metal space stud, metal stud layer, That's what we want, click OK. For the thickness, we'll make that three and five eights of an inch. Click on the number one for core boundary and click insert, for the function, we'll call this finish, for the material we'll browse for gypsum, G Y P should be all you need, finishes interior gypsum wall board. Click OK. Thickness wants to be five eights of an inch. I wish we had a duplicate function, but we do not. So, click on the number one, click insert, want to put two layers of finish. Click OK. It does get a little easier, but there's always room for improvement. Click on number five, let's click on insert, it goes in the wrong direction, Let's just click down. Finish one, gypsum wallboard, five eighths inch, And guess what we're going to do. We're going to click on number six, insert, we'll go finish one, Gypsum wallboard, five eights of an inch. Click okay. Now, we're not quite done. Notice on the graphics, it says coarse scale fill pattern, let's click into this field here, now let's browse for a hatch pattern. The hatch pattern we want doesn't live here. So, let's click on new fill pattern, for the name, let's call it two hour, the type is going to be custom. Under settings, We're going to click browse right here, now, in our chapter one folder, we should have a fire ratings folder, let's grab S Y R two hour dot P A T, click open. Ooh, that's a nice one. Now the name is two hour, one thing I always forget to do is way down here at the bottom, orientation and host layers, let's make sure we align with elements. Click OK, click OK, click OK, now, I'm just going to draw a wall straight along this corridor here, so I'll just grab this wall somewhere along that, now, if I scroll all the way down to here, we have a wall that looks normal, right? If I adjust my scale, maybe I'll bump that up to quarter inch equals a foot, we can see how our wall is built up, but, if we set our detail level to coarse, that fire rating's going to be in there. Cool, right? Right Click on this wall and create similar. click edit type, duplicate this, Let's just change the two to a O N E one hour, get rid of the number two, click OK, for structure, let's click edit, Let's just delete the outside gypsum, so we just have our stud layer with one layer of gypsum, click OK. For our fill pattern, browse, new, call it O N E H O U R. Custom. Browse. S Y R one hour pat, click open, by the way, that PAT file is also the same hedge pattern file used on AutoCAD. Orientation host layers are into view, Everything's good, hit OK, hit OK, hit OK, Now, we can draw our one hour wall wherever we want, looks like it's filled, but that's okay, So, what we want to do now is, let's select our wall, click edit type, let's make sure that we are oriented with the wall, so, to go back in and edit it, we click one hour, now we click the edit fill pattern button, align with elements, click OK, click OK, click OK, and it's easily fixed. Okay, the thought behind my naming scheme is this. These wall types we just made serve as basically a template. Now, any new wall you make that is different, will still need to have that fire rating, just duplicate the fire rating wall and add a suffix to the already existing name. That being said, I'm going to start laying out a bunch of rooms to get ready for the next video.