Create new endcap

Last modified by Catalin Turluc on 2021/12/06 15:01

IMPACT Revit version 15.0.010

The endcaps are components in the IMPACT Revit walls that will automatically generate an edge geometry in the model and provide a detail on the shop drawing. The user can create endcaps for all three types of wall elements available in the IMPACT database:  Solid wall, Sandwich wall and Insulated wall.

Create new endcap in drafting view

1. The first step of creating endcaps is to draw the geometry in the Revit model. The endcap detail must be drawn in a Drafting view. Go to the View tab and press on Drafting View, in order to create a Drafting View in the model. 

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Figure 1. Drafting view in Revit.

2. Give a name and decide on scale for the Drafting view. 

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Figure 2. Drafting view creation in Revit.

3. Open the Drafting view, which will now appear in the Project Browser. You are ready to start drawing the endcap geometry. Go to Annotate tab and use Detail lines to draw the endcap details. Add dimensions with the help of Revit measuring tools in Annotate tab.

There is no limit on the amount of endcap details that could be drawn in the Drafting view. On the example below, there are six endcap details, but the drafting view could also collect all the endcap details in your company standard. A good idea could be to have a separate Revit model called ´Standard endcaps´, in which the IMPACT administrator in your company can draw, edit and create endcaps.  

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Figure 3. Endcaps drawn in a drafting view.

4. Go to Endcaps in IMPACT tab, once you have drawn the endcap details. This is, where the user is going to create the endcap definitions. 

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Figure 4. Endcap definitions in Wall falling menu.

5. An Endcap definition window pops up, where you can make a new endcap by pressing on New. Give a name and a description to the endcap. It is important that the endcap name is unique within the IMPACT standard. The description is optional and it is mostly used for orientation of the precast designer. 

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Figure 5. Give name and description to new endcap defintion.

6. A new window will open and the user has now possibility to create the endcap in two levels: 

Level of detail 1 - Detail drawing of the endcap that will appear in the shop drawing. 

Level of detail 2 - The actual geometry of the endcap, that will form the edges in the element. 

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Figure 6. Level of detail 1 in new endcap defintion.

Level of Detail 2

IMPACT Revit will by default ask you to start by defining level of detail 2 - the geometry of the endcap. Press on Pick Geometry and select the outer geometry of the endcap. It is important that the detail drawing is horizontally displayed, as shown in the video below. Pay attention that the loose lines on the right side must be alligned, so that the geometry appears correct in the model. 

After selecting the outer geometry, IMPACT will ask you to define the origing of the endcap. Select the intersection point between the outer left and downward line of the endcap drawing. 


Figure 7. Insertion point.

If you are about to create a Sandwich geometry press on Pick layer boundary in order to define the outer and inner layer of the sandwich wall. Remember to choose the inner layer boundary first and pres on Finish, before selecting the outer layer boundary. Refer to the uploaded video, where the workflwo is documented. 

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Figure 8. Define levele of detail 2.

Level of Detail 1

Level of Detail 1 is optional and it is used for storing the endcap detail drawing that IMPACT will automatically generate on the element shop drawing. 

Select Level of Detail 1 under the endcap geometry. Press on Pick geometry and select the whole edncap detail drawing, also supplementary annotation and text, like shown on the attached video below. Once the user press on OK, the endcap  defitnion is saved in the database and can be applied to an element. 

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Figure 9. Define level of detail 1. 

7. Once you have defined the shop drawing detail in Level of Detail 1 and the element edge geometry in Level of Detail 2, press on OK and the edncap definition is ready to be used and saved in the IMPACT database.

Endcaps can be applied to elements through editting the element properties, i.e. Endcaps tab in Edit Wall command. It is also possible to apply an endcap geometry to an element if the endcap is included in a Joint definition. See more about making settings for Joint definition her. 


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