In this video, Chante' Bright show you how modify and create wall partitions typical to interior office spaces
- [Instructor] One thing that you want to be mindful of is what walls you're placing into the space and what the industry standards are for those partitions. And also, how you are viewing those walls. So in other words, I'm going to zoom in for just a second and you can see that this wall actually is showing you what the wall is made out of, but you cannot tell because our thin lines are not turned on. So just a really quick little tool for you, is to type in TL and now you can see the wall makeup.
And this is actually important when it comes into putting in wall partitions because you also have to show what those partitions are made of. So, what I'm going to show you is how to then modify the partitions that are inside of your standard Revit package, so that they match what you're going to use. So if you go to architecture and then you click on wall, you'll probably notice then, most of the walls that are in here, are pretty generic type walls, and a lot of them actually may not even be types of walls that you're going to use in your space.
These walls are left over from when Revit was not necessarily an architectural product and it was made for other things. So the first thing then that I'm going to do, is I'm going to actually click on one of these walls and because a wall is a system family, it cannot be imported in. It can only be modified or duplicated. So I just went ahead and I just clicked on on of their standards, four and seven eighth inch partition and I'm going duplicate it and I'm going to add things to it. So I'm going to click on edit type.
And inside of here, there's a few things I'm going to do. I'm going to come down to preview and I'm going to open it up so I can see what it's made out of. And then I'm going to click on duplicate. I usually like to go the duplicate route, just simply because you never know when you may need this four and seven eighth inch partition again. So you don't necessarily want to get rid of it, but you just want to add to your file. I'm going to go through and I've actually done maybe some research before I started working on my projects and I made the decision that I needed a wall that has a certain number of fire rating hours to it and it maybe needs to have some type of sound attenuation because it's going between conference rooms or maybe private offices.
And so it's going to be made up a little bit different. There's a few couple resources out there that can tell you how to look up these few items. You can go to a few of the Gyp Board manufactures websites and they'll show you some wall selectors out there that'll help you. For this one, I'm going to make this wall, and I like to be specific when it comes to my naming, of my walls, and I'm going to make a wall that is made of three and five eighths inch metal stud and it's going to have two layers of half inch Gyp on both sides.
So essentially, I'm going to add two inches to the three and five eighths, so the wall all together is going to be five and five eighths of an inch thick. So I'm going to put this on here. Interior five and five eighth inch partition. And I believe this is a one hour weighted wall. So I'm going to tell this okay. Inside of here I now need to go to where it says structure or construction and then structure. And I'm going to click on edit. What that then does, is it takes you into the wall assembly editing tool.
So the first thing I want to do is, number one, I'm going to take it from a wood material and I'm going to take it to a metal material. Usually when you're doing interior finish for a commercial space, it's going to be a metal stud. So I'm going to click where it says material, where it says three structure, and instead of saying wood, I'm going to click the ellipse button that's at the end there and it's going to pull up my material library. If you noticed that this step takes a little bit longer, than it did from mine, one thing you might want to do when opening up your Revit first thing is, click on your material library and open it up and what that does is it gets loaded in to your work space and then that way the next time you click on this, this won't take as long to do.
So, I'm then going to go and I'm going to look for a metal stud that's already in here. There's several ways you could do this. You could either just scroll and look to see if you see metal stud layer or you can go up to the search box and you can type in metal and it will filter anything that's not metal and only show you things that have been classified as metal or you can even get more specific and you can say stud and it'll show you all the different studs that you have inside of your material browser.
And for me, metal stud is in here, so I'm just going to click on it and I'm going to say okay. You all now notice that the material now says metal stud layer. The other thing I said I was going to do was I was going to change it's thickness. So I'm going to change it from a three and a half inch metal stud, to a three and five eighth inch metal stud. Besides that, I said I was going to add in another layer of Gyp Board to each side because I'm going for a very high NRC rating. So, I'm going to click where it says finish and I'm going to click number one.
And you have to actually make sure you click on the numbers. It's not going to let you select it any other way. I'm going to click on insert. From here you all now notice that it has added another layer to this wall. I'm going to change it's function to actually finish one. So I have a finish one and a finish two. And actually, normally the way that it goes, is the closest to the core, that one gets the number one. So this one will get number one, then number two.
And the first one will get number two. If that makes sense. So finish two, which is the outer most finished layer and finished one is the next layer underneath that. I'm then going to come over to material, now I'm going to click the material library and once again, I can either type in Gypsum and it'll probably come up faster, or this is in alphabetical order, I can search for Gypsum. This is another reason why it's important what you name your materials, so that it's a whole lot easier for you to find them.
So I'm just going to click on Gypsum wall board and tell it okay. I'm then going to go through and I'm going to change both of these thicknesses to the correct type of thickness, which like I said, they're going to be one half of an inch. You notice all I did was get rid of the zero and I can type that in. Or you can do it this way where everything's already in for you and you just change the numbers. So we got two layers on this side. I now need to add two layers to the other side and you'll notice there's an exterior and interior side. Even though in an interior partition, that doesn't matter as much.
Only when you're doing some type of one sided wall that's going to be the same on both sides. So I'm going to click where it says number six. I'm then going to click on insert once again. Like I said, the outer most material layer is going to get finish two. And then the next one from that is going to get the finish one. And then I'm going to click on the material library again because Gypsum wall board was the last thing I had. It's already left at that, so all I have to do is click on okay.
And once again I need to change the thicknesses. One half of an inch. And one half of an inch. And I now have another wall in. The other reason why that was important, to make sure that you use what is the exact material that it's supposed to be and the correct thicknesses is because up top you'll notice that these numbers were changing. The resistance or the R number was changing or the R value was changing and thermal mass number was changing.
These come in handy. Especially when you're doing any type of sustainable project or if you're doing any type of projects where you're doing material takeoffs. And the material does matter. And it's thickness matters so that you can do your proper estimating. So now that these are in there, I'm going to click on okay. And I'm going to click on okay again. I now have a five and five eighths inch basic wall inside of my project. And this is how you're going to do this when you're adding any wall assemblies into your project.
- Setting up your project
- Creating views
- Modeling walls
- Using and modifying storefronts
- Creating wall legends with components
- Modeling ceilings
- Adding doors and openings
- Adding details such as millwork and floors
- Creating custom schedules