System families, such as walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs, are compound structures. That means that they are comprised of a series of layers, with each layer defined by its function, material, and thickness. Some of the family types are simply defined by one layer.
To create a compound wall with multiple layers,
Each layer in the compound structure has a function which define how two compound structure elements would join with each other.
Compound wall layers can wrap at the ends or at openings. This is particularly useful where finishing layers need to be wrapped at the walls with end cap or at openings.
Vertical Structure of the Wall
Sometimes, a project requires vertically compound walls that have multiple layers in a vertical section of the wall.
- Video Tutorial: Modifying vertically compound walls presented by Autodesk
- Split regions for compound walls
- Merge regions for compound walls
- Rules for assigning layers
Vertically compound walls can host sweeps and reveals – which adds and cuts a profile on the wall respectively. This is useful when adding details such as parapet block, cornice, molding or a cutout to the wall.
- Learn more about Wall Sweeps and Wall Reveals
- Add a Wall Sweep with Sweep tool
- Add a Reveal with Reveal tool
- Add a Wall Sweep in a Wall Type / Add a Wall Reveal in a Wall Type
- Add or Remove Segments for a Wall Sweep / Wall Reveal
- Change the Wall Sweep/Reveal Profile
- Customize the profile shape for Wall Sweeps/Reveals