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How important are the positions of connection points when drawing walls?

BrentPaul 2016-04-12 06:51:32

In the CAD BIM drawing process, is it critical where the individual wall connection points are, for further selection of individual materials or adding other drawing objects etc.

Does it usually matter where each wall connects throughout the Edificius drawing process?

Visually, depending on how we draw walls, they connect differently per wall end. See screenshot from video when drawing a basic rectangular structure of 4 walls.


This might seem like a simple question. However, BIM CAD is vastly different from manual board-drafting workflow, and I need to get a grasp on the proper habits for maximising Edificius early on.


John 2016-04-13 15:01:36

The connections between building envelopes are automatic. As long as they touch, they'll be connected up.
You may have noticed that even if you intersect walls up in different ways, the end result is always the same.

Their representation, however, may change when walls aren't perpendicular to each other. For this reason, you can change the length of each individual wall so as to get the desired visual result.

The BoQ document (cost estamiting data which considers surfaces and volumes of the elements) takes into account the actual element as it's drawn.


Mechanicos 2016-10-20 21:56:31

Hi john,

Does this mean that if i draw two walls 1 meter each, intersecting one another at 0.5m (middle of each wall) the B0Q will take into consideration a wall of 2 meters long or 1.5m?


John 2016-10-24 09:21:11

Edificius considers lengths as indicated in the properties toolbox on the right hand side.