It has been some time now since Revit has released its latest edition – Revit 2021. Among other features and improvements, it has one significantly useful new tool called “Slanted Walls”. Today, we will explore how to use this tool and why should we be happy to have this feature.
Previously, drawing walls that are at an angle to the horizontal, or to the general direction of other normal walls, has been a major pain. In the past versions, you would have had to use the “Mass” option, and combine it with the “Curtain” feature. That is complicated, error-prone, and could quickly get messed up. However, in Revit 2021, there’s a simple tool you can use to draw angled or leaning walls without all that mucking around in mass and curtain tools – that is the Slanted Wall feature.
How to use slanted wall in Revit 2021
Now let us see how to use the Slanted Wall tool in Revit 2021 in 3 easy steps.
Step 1: Change the wall cross-section type
Revit uses a cross-section parameter for all wall type objects. Go to the wall properties box, find the “Cross-Section” parameter. It will be defined “Vertical” by default. Open that drop-down list and you will see a “Slanted” option is also there – select that.
Step 2: Define the angle
Keep an eye in that box while you perform the above step – it will change a bit as soon as defined the wall as slanted. Specifically, a new parameter will appear below the cross-section now, it will be labelled “Angle from Vertical”.