July 25, 2011

Revit Structure Question: Where are the Architectural Walls?

Question: Currently I have an architectural model linked into my Revit Structure model. For some reason, I cannot see the architectural walls in my structural model. I have tried all combinations in the visibility graphics, the Reveal hidden elements button, reloading it as an overlay vs. attachment, changing the import categories visibility and nothing seems to be working.

Answer: It’s the View Discipline! In the Properties of the View, change the Discipline to Co-ordination. Coordination combines Architectural and Structural. Setting it to Structural would hide the non bearing walls from the view.

Shruti Harve,
LEED AP, AEC Solutions Application Specialist

Shruti holds a Master of Science degree in Architectural Computing from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and is LEED accredited. Her experience includes working in Architecture and Construction firms in India and the United Kingdom as well as Structural Engineering firms in the Bay Area providing design, 3D modeling and drafting services. At Ideate, Shruti provides training and support for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, 3ds Max, Ecotect and AutoCAD Architecture.

Get it. Know it. Use it.