|We have slanted column already, when will we have slanted wall tool?|
So I tinker with this notion of making a slanted shape parametric line based family and use wall-by-face to generate the wall. Why line based family, you may ask? Line based family functions very much like drawing a wall with "Wall" tool. On the floor plan, you can pick two points to place this family much like drawing a wall.
The intent for the use of this "tool" is to allow user to create slanted wall without having the need to build a massing family in the first place. With the instance parameter "Angle" as well as "Height", one can use the same family with "wall-by-face" command to make the wall.
**This is NOT massing family, I just apply the same material "Default Mass" to the generic family**
Any time you have to change the slope "Angle", all you have to do is to set a new angle parameter, then use "Update to Face" to adjust the wall.
Inside the family, it is just a line based family with a parametric sweep geometry.
The sweep form is made out of a nested profile family with formula to drive the sweep.
Set the formula inside the profile family so the form is controlled by "Angle" and "Height".
During the testing, I noticed there was a clean up (miter) issue when two walls are connected at angles that are not 90 degrees.
I went back and add two sets of voids to the family and now I can adjust the end condition with a new parameter.
I thought it would be a good idea to have a curved version of the slanted wall tool as line based family, too. Autodesk, when will you grant us the wish of having a slanted wall tool?