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Create a wall

This article shows you how to create and configure walls in the Editor.

Wall is a structural element used to divide or enclose, and, in building construction, to form the periphery of a room or a building.

In an Archilogic model, spaces are bound by walls and/or space dividers.

To add or configure a wall in the Editor, you must be in the structural editing mode. Learn how to activate structural editing mode.

Creating a wall 

To draw a new wall, open the drawing panel by clicking the pencil icon in the panel bar on the left. With structural editing unlocked, select the wall tool. You can also type the keyboard shortcut WA on Mac or Windows to activate the wall tool.

With the wall tool activated, navigate to the canvas, click where you want the wall to start, and then click where you want the wall ends.

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You can continue to draw more walls by clicking on the canvas. At any given time, you can exit the wall drawing mode by pressing the Esc key on the keyboard. Learn more about how you can split a wall into two, or how to connect and disconnect two walls.


Creating a space with connected walls

You can create an enclosed space by connecting the walls. This space is auto-generated with a floor and a ceiling which you can further configure. Learn more about how to connect/disconnect two walls, configure a space, or add doors or windows.

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Configuring the wall properties

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1. Position

The X position controls the side-to-side movement across the canvas.

The Z position controls the front-to-back movement across the canvas.

The Base level controls the elevation of where the bottom of the wall sits.

The Rotation controls the angle of the wall.

2. Dimensions

The Height controls how high the wall is.

The Thickness controls how thick the wall is.

The Length controls how long the wall is.

 

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3. Configurations

The location line (Front, center, or back) controls how the wall is drawn and how the material wrap around the end of the wall.

4. Materials

Choose the material for the front, back, and top of the wall from a collection of standard materials in the Archilogic material library.

 

 

Changes are autosaved in the Editor but don't forget to publish your model when you are ready to make the changes public.