Paneling Configuration

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Paneling Configuration – allows you to configure and save settings for the paneling layouts. These settings can be saved and linked with wall layer using Link Wall. By using this configuration, you can model insulation and ventilated facades in your Revit project! 


A ventilated facade is designed so that panels – often made of technical ceramics or porcelain – cover the building’s exterior, leaving a space for air to flow between the structural wall and the facade, creating a chimney effect all around the building.



Using Paneling Configuration you can predefine insulation and external paneling setting for your Revit project.


Insulation or panels are created using Revit Parts. In order to see the panels or insulation, you have to select Show Parts or Show Both in View Properties → Parts Visibility.



These settings can be saved and linked with wall layer using Link Wall.



Paneling Dimensions


Paneling Dimensions – predefine vertical and horizontal paneling sizes (Width and Length).


Paneling Layout


Paneling Layout – predefine settings for creating the paneling.


Parallel or Perpendicular to Stud/Joist


Parallel, Perpendicular to Stud/Joist – select if panels should be parallel or perpendicular to the studs or joist.



Bottom/Base Extension, Top/End Extension


Bottom/Base Extension, Top/End Extension – adds an offset from the wall base or end.



Sloped Bottom/Base Extension, Sloped Top/End Extension


Sloped Bottom/Base Extension, Sloped Top/End Extension - add an offset from the wall base or end for sloped walls.


Division Horizontal/Vertical Offset


Division Horizontal/Vertical Offset – adds division offset from the wall bottom or left side. 



Second Row Overlap Distance


Second Row Overlap Distance – overlap distance between paneling layouts if Perpendicular to Stud/Joist is ticked.



Placement Direction


Placement Direction – predefine paneling direction: From Start, From End or From Both Sides. Make sure that Complete Sheets in First Row is switched on.


Add First/Last Split Line


Add First/Last Split Line – adds the split profile into the first or last panel.


Horizontal/Vertical Gap


Horizontal/Vertical Gap – specifies the distance between divided horizontal and vertical parts. The default value is 0, which results in no gap.

Note that if Always Try to Merge Parts is ticked on, Gap will not be valid.



Horizontal/Vertical Division Profile


Horizontal/Vertical Division Profile – apply the pre-loaded profile you select from the drop-down list to part edges along dividers. The default value is None.



Horizontal/Vertical Profile Edge Mirrored


Horizontal/Vertical Profile Edge Mirrored – specify how the profiles on the other side of a divider gap will be oriented.


Horizontal/Vertical Elements Cuts Panels


Align with Studs/Joists


Align with Studs/Joists – aligns panels with studs or joists.


Example 1:

Example 2:


Allow to Split on Second King/Joist


Allow to Split on Second King/Joist – splits the panels on the second king or joist of the opening.



Always Try to Merge Parts


Example: Let’s try to split parts by openings horizontally and set the horizontal direction for merging: 

If we were to increase the paneling dimensions to 4000 x 1200 mm, we’d get this result:

Let’s try setting the paneling dimensions to 3000 x 1200 mm for another wall, but this time, we‘ll split the paneling vertically, add vertical splits on the opening sides, and set the vertical prioritization for merging:


Also, we can predefine the paneling dimensions to 3000 x 1200 mm, split the paneling vertically, add horizontal splits and vertical splits on the nearest opening studs, and set to horizontal prioritization for merging:  


Here are the above settings applied to two different walls: 

 


Vertical Split on Opening Side


Vertical Split on Opening Side – splits panels on the side of the opening, the nearest stud, or the nearest king if top and bottom trimmers are predefined in the Opening Framing.



You can predefine top and bottom trimmers under Wall+ Framing ConfigurationOpening Framing



Minimal Width of Opening for Split


Minimal Width of Opening for Split – define the minimum width of opening for which splits would be available. 


Example: If the window, door, or other opening width is less than the predefined value, then there will be no splits around the opening:


If the window, door, or other opening width is more than the predefined value then there will be splits around the opening:


Horizontal Split on Opening Side


Horizontal Split on Opening Side – define if the panels must be split horizontally around the opening.


Example: Horizontal Split on Opening Side is ticked OFF:


Example: Horizontal Split on Opening Side is ticked ON:


Vertical/Horizontal Split by Parameter – Split Part


In order to activate all these features, Align with Studs/Joists must be switched OFF:



Vertical/Horizontal Split by Parameter – Split Part — splits panels vertically by the Split Part parameter from stud or joist.



In order to activate the Split Part parameter, you have to open Type Properties of the stud or joist family and add Part Split Number. Wall+ will know where to split the panel, for example, every 4 studs or joists.


 

There are special families provided together with Wall+, which can be used for splitting panels vertically or horizontally :


M_WF Part Split Stud-Joist (Metric for vertical splits)

I_WF Part Split Stud-Joist (Imperial for vertical splits)

M_WF Part Split Bridging (Metric for horizontal splits)

I_WF Part Split Bridging (Imperial for horizontal splits)



Result: Panels are split by vertical and horizontal studs and bridgings. 

Example: If the horizontal bridgings should be short, then please make sure Perpendicular to Stud/Joist is selected. In such case, Wall+ will split the segments vertically first and then horizontally.



Complete Sheets in First Row


Complete Sheets in First Row – reverses panel placement direction. If Placement Direction is set to From Start and Complete Sheets in First Row is OFF, then the placement direction will be from end.


This option should be used when there are a few insulation layers.


Mark Settings


Mark Settings – predefine default values for these parameters. The parameters can be later used in schedules and tags.



Part Detail Configuration and Framing Configuration – you can predefine default configurations to be added to every part. 

Detail configuration comes from Smart Details. Smart Details can instantly add any number of face-specific intelligent details – which adapt to host-element changes – throughout BIM models. 


Example: Insulation fasteners are automatically added to every insulation:




Opening


Opening – predefine top, bottom, left, and right paneling offsets from the window, door, or MEP opening.



L Connection, V Connection, End Connection, T Connection


L Connection, V Connection, End Connection, T Connection – predefine paneling settings for different wall connections.


Layer Extension – distance from a wall face. 


Example: For the free end connection Layer Extension = 6:


Split at Stud – define the number of stud where the panel must be split.


Example: Split at Stud = 1:

Build in Place – writes Yes/No information into the panel instance parameter if it is build-in-place or is prefabricated together with whole wall frame. Later this parameter can be used in schedules or view filters. 



Excluded – removes the panel (part) from the model. Excluded panels are only visible when under the cursor and will not be included in schedules.