1. Help Center
  2. Editing
  3. Structural element editing

Separate a space with space dividers

This article shows you how to use space dividers in the editor to split up areas of a room without drawing walls

Space dividers can be used if you want to split up a space or a room into smaller, separate areas without them being separated by a wall.

To draw a space divider you have to first open an Archilogic building model in the editor and unlock structural editing.

Once structural editing has been unlocked open the drawing drop-down menu by left-clicking the drawing icon in the menu bar on the top and select the space divider drawing tool. The selected drawing tool will replace the icon of the drawing menu while also showing you which tool is currently active.

You can also type the keyboard shortcut SD on Mac or Windows to activate the wall tool.

With the space divider tool activated, navigate to the canvas, left-click where you want to start drawing a space divider, move your mouse cursor and then left-click again where you want the space divider to end.

When snapping the end of your space divider to another already existing space divider or wall you can continue drawing new unconnected space dividers. If you don’t snap to an already existing space divider or wall you automatically continue to draw connected space dividers until you snap to an already existing space divider or wall.

At any given time, you can exit the space divider drawing tool by pressing the Esc key on your keyboard.

Once the space divider touches two different walls or another space divider, a new floor object will be created automatically. You can then select and interact with this new floor object separately to assign separate usages or materials.

If you wish to modify the space divider select it by left-clicking it. You can then move it around or also delete it by pressing the Backspace or Delete key on your keyboard or by right-clicking and selecting Delete from the context menu.

Disconnect a space divider

If you snapped the space divider to an existing wall it will automatically become connected to that wall.

If you wish to dissolve this connection you have to select both, the space divider and the wall object. After selecting the two objects you can either right-click into the scene to open the context menu and select Disconnect space dividers or click the Disconnect button in the inspector panel on the right side of the window.

Split a space divider

To split a space divider you have to first select it by left-clicking it before doing a right-click. Then select Split space divider from the context menu.

The split tool will appear allowing you to set a cut by moving your mouse over the space divider and selecting the desired position for the cut.

Left-click the space divider with the split tool active to cut the space divider into two separate objects.

To exit the split tool without making a cut simply press the escape key on your keyboard.