Having problems with wall foundations (strip footings) extending beyond where they are needed?
Where the footing extends beyond a pile cap or pad foundation? I made it my mission to find out how to resolve this situation (It turns out this was on a par with finding a fart in a Jacuzzi).
So here is the problem graphically:
My first approach was to trawl the internet. I didnâ€™t find the answer following a good 10 minutes of looking, and being massively impatient I gave up. Although I did manage to find a couple of useful tidbits on the Revit Clinic,Â thanks to Revit Clinic as I may not have come up with a solution without them.
Incidentally, iâ€™m sure if you are a veteran user of RST, or have had a decent amount of training, you may never have considered this a problem. If this is the case you should stop reading now, as there is a chance I may bore you to tears.
The areas highlighted in red (see Image 01) are the wall foundations extending beyond the wall, and protruding beyond the columns associated pad foundation. Annoying!!!
Firstly we need to select all the walls associated with the wall foundations that are extending further than required, and in the instance properties we need to un-tick the box for â€˜Room Boundingâ€™. By doing this we can select each of the walls, and use the ‘Disallow Join’ option by right-clicking on each of the nodes for each wall (see Image 02).
We can now align the walls (which are no longer joined) and clean up the linework by using the ‘Join Geometry’ tool. Et voila! Itâ€™s easy when you know how.
I appreciate feedback, constructive or abusive Iâ€™m not really bothered; Iâ€™ve only been playing with Revit for a short while and havenâ€™t yet had the opportunity to use it in a live project. Iâ€™m sure there are plenty of you out there who know better ways of solving this problem, but if thats the case then WRITE YOUR OWN BLOG and help us newbieâ€™s out a bit.