Revit Tutorial for Creating Slanted Wall

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In this Revit tutorial I want to show how to create a slanted wall which can be modified anytime in the edit family. I was going through the Revit Clinic forum to find new topics and I found this forum “Slanted Wall” where one of our members is asking how to create slanted wall in Revit. This Revit tutorial will be a step by step to build a slanted and sloped wall in Revit Architecture.

Building a slanted wall has the same step by step tutorials as creating a retaining wall in Revit Architecture, but I want to create a simple curved and slanted wall in Revit Architecture.

Step by Step Revit Tutorial to create a slanted wall in Revit Architecture

- Start a new project in Revit Architecture. It does not matter if you use the default template or your own. You can also open your existing project in Revit where you want to have the slanted wall

- Click the Home Tab / Component / Model In-Place

- In Family Category and Parameters dialog box, select Walls and then OK

- Type a name for the slanted wall in the Name dialog box (I used just Slanted wall as example)

- Revit opens a new Tab “Model In-Place”. From the Model In-Place Tab, click on Solid and Swept Blend

- From the Swept Blend Tab click on Sketch Path (remember that you can add a parameter to this path which can be changed anytime later during working on your project) in my slated wall example I created a curved path to make an interesting wall. You can create any kind of path you want. See image below:

- To create a parameter for the length of the slanted wall, grab the Dimension Tool (Type DI for the shortcut for dimension) and dimension the length of the slanted wall and lock it to the endpoints of the path of the slanted wall. (Because I am creating a goofy path for the slanted wall in my tutorial, I am not doing this step).

- Select the Dimension Line

- Click on None under Label to add parameter

- In Parameter Properties dialog box type a name such as Length of Slanted Wall. Select Dimensions under Group Parameter Under: tab and select Instance and click OK. (From now on you are able to change the length of the slanted wall in your Revit project at any time).

- Click Finish Path to apply the sketch of the path from the slanted wall

- Now it is time to create the shape of the slanted wall in Revit Architecture. Click Modify Profile 1 in Swept Blend Tab. Revit opens a new Tab which is called: Modify Profile 1

- Click Edit Profile from Modify Profile 1 Tab

- Revit opens Go to View dialog box. Select North, East, South, or West elevation where the first side of the slanted wall can be viewed. (In my example I selected south elevation).

- In the new Swept Blend > Edit Profile window, sketch the profile of the slanted wall. (In my example I just sketched an easy shape. You can create any complicated shape you want for your Revit project). See the image below:

- Click Finish Profile to start sketching the Profile 2

- Click Modify Profile 2 in Swept Blend Tab. Revit opens a new Tab which is called: Modify Profile 2

- Click Edit Profile in Modify Profile 2 Tab

- Change the view to other side of your slanted wall. (In my example I had to change to north elevation because my first view of the profile was the south elevation).

- Then click Finish Profile to finish sketching the Profile 2

- Click Finish Swept Blend to finish design of the slanted wall

- Change the view to 3D view to see the finished slanted wall. Remember that this Revit Tutorial is a short example how to create a slanted wall in Revit Architecture. You can also add parameters to the slanted wall which help you to modify the parameters at any time in your Revit project.

I hope I could answer the question to Shawn Wilson who was asking how to create a slanted wall in Revit Architecture. Please let me know if you have a better ways to create slanted wall in Revit Architecture.

 

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