Connect Double wall

Last modified by Catalin Turluc on 2024/02/23 15:14

When working with Double walls, the elements are often connected to each other. We are now introducing a new feature in IMPACT for Revit, which makes it possible to join the Double walls with a T-connection. 

The new command is named "Connect wall" and it is placed under the Double wall in the Elements ribbon section. 

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Figure 1 - Connect Wall command in IMPACT for Revit 

There are different settings in the Connect wall dialogue window that can be configured before applying the joint. The preview is dynamic and the changes made in settings are immediately visible in the dialogue window. 

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Figure 2 - Connect wall dialogue window 

Type: The type of the recess. There are different types that one can choose from - Slits, Open hole, Right side and Left side

  • Slits - a recess inserted in the panel closest to the perpendicular wall
  • Open hole - a recess inserted through the whole Double wall
  • Right side - a recess inserted in the right side of the perpendicular wall
  • Left side - a recess inserted in the left side of the perpendicular wall 

Displacement: The length that is subtracted from the panel when the panel is shortened. The option is available when the Left or Right side recess is selected

Gap: The gap between the two elements

Distance from top: The distance between the top of the element and the top side of the recess

Distance from bottom: The distance between the bottom of the element and bottom side of the recess

Show in hole specification on shop drawing: Option to decide if the hole should be included or not in the table of holes in shop drawing

Include: Option to decide if the stirrups should be inserted or not when applying the joint

Quality: Reinforcement quality 

Dimension: Reinforcement dimension 

Spacing: Spacing between the stirrups

Anchorage (a): The length of the a and c segments of the stirrup

Width (b): The length of the b segment of the stirrup

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Figure 3 - Top view of two Double walls connected with a T joint 

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Figure 4 - 3D view of two Double walls connected with a T joint

Hole distance

Sometimes, when designing double walls, there are situations where the concrete needs to be removed from top or from bottom side of the elements. It is now possible to set the hole distance from top or bottom to "0" when connecting the double walls. 

This new functionality is applicable for slits and open hole type. 

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Figure 5 - Hole distance set to "0" in the connect double wall dialogue window

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Figure 6 - Slits distance inserted with "0" from top and bottom

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Figure 7 - Open hole distance inserted with "0" from top and bottom 

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