Link Wall – makes a link between wall type from the project and the configuration. Choose the wall type you want to link and apply framing configuration to the layers.
In the above dialog, you can see:
1. All wall types from the current project. If you select a wall from the project, it will automatically be selected in this dialog so that you could quickly apply settings.
2. Information of selected type.
3. Information of selected wall layers where you can apply settings.
Information from selected wall type:
Note: Material is mandatory for assigning framing configuration!
Select which framing layer has to be created.
Possible options: Frame, Secondary Frame, Vertical/Horizontal Sidings, Paneling, and two Sheathing layers.
Framing Configuration – select framing configuration with the definition of all framing parameters. There are default configurations that come with Wall+M, but you can also create your own.
The list of framing configurations comes from the Framing Configuration dialog:
The list of configurations:
Fixed or Variable Configuration
The selected configuration may be FIXED during the framing process or VARIABLE and selected during framing process.
- Fixed – after Frame Wall command (or when adding additional layers), the software will use the configuration that is set in the Framing Configuration column.
- Variable – after Frame Wall command (or when adding additional layers), the software will ask you which configuration you‘d like to use:
If configuration is variable, then you can select any framing configuration from the list during the framing process:
Frame – choose whether layers should be framed during framing process or later. This is very useful if there are many layers in the wall. For example, there might be two siding layers, but perhaps you only want to frame one of them.
Frame Part – frames separate parts, not the whole wall layer.
When framing a prefabricated wall panel in Revit, the Frame Part function is useful when you have parts of the wall that do not belong to the prefabricated panel, e.g., siding that will be built in place. Here’s a workflow showing how you can frame the parts.
In the previous picture, there are two wall panels framed and the siding needs to be continuous.
1. Turn on Parts Visibility in Revit's View Properties, and modify (as needed) the part that will be used for siding. Then select and merge the parts:
You can also write a framing configuration name for that part in the Framing Configuration parameter:
2. In the Link Wall dialog, tick Frame Parts for that layer:
3. Going back to the original view, select the part and use Add Siding.
As a result, you’ll have split wall panels (with the main frame, and so on) and a separate siding layer that is not split or can be split differently:
Split Parts – select if parts need to be split after using Split Parts function or should be split later. This is very useful if there are many layers in the wall, for example, two sheathing/paneling layers and you only want to split one.
Split by – select framing layer to be used for splitting sheathing/paneling.
Sheathing/Paneling Configuration – select sheathing/paneling configuration with definition of all sheathing/paneling parameters. There are default configurations that come with Wall+M, but you can also create your own.
The list of sheathing/paneling configurations comes from here:
Exclude Parts – select the parts that need to be excluded from the wall. You can exclude parts from the project so that they will not be included in material takeoffs, schedules, and other lists or calculations.