I’m working on a project where a finish/facade sits on top of a structural timber wall. The finish does not cover the entire wall, but will be cut along some curvature (In fact it will be 3 or 4 different finishes, on top of each other, touching at some curves along the facade).
I use vaWallExtend to cut the facade with some planes.
For that reason, I had to create different wall styles, since one wall layer cannot be used with vaWallExtend, right?
However, now I have problems joining the walls correctly now - see screenshot.
I tried all ‘Sort Order’ combinations…
On the left example, it seems to work with Sort Order 4, but not really, since it’s not a correct miter.
The right example is a copy/paste piece of wall from the actual project - I couldn’t manage to make the facade join at all!
Is there anything I can do except moving the whole facade to another location to make it ignore the structural wall and join correctly?
I played with the Cleanup Radius and Maximum Extension parameters, also, but to no avail.
Could there be some ID parameter on walls, slabs etc., so only walls that share a common ID will join, the others will be ignored?
Should be fairly simple to implement.
Yet I understand that VisualArq follows BIM standards…
In my opinion the whole approach with ‘Sort Orders’ is impractical. I made this experience in Revit, too. There can be dozens of joint variations, and one has to toggle through all of them to find the right one. Bad idea…
Maybe you could have a look at the attached file - can you manage to make the gray facade pieces join?
Thanks a lot!!
wall joints problem.3dm (611.5 KB)