In this post, I want to share some tips about creating families if you want to put them inside your multi-layered wall in Revit® and get nice section views. I'll use two common scenarios to show how to add concrete thickening to precast sandwich walls.
Situation A: Adding concrete thickening around openingsBelow is a simple example, but feel free to add any other elements or parameters as needed.
Step 1: Create a face-based family for thickening around the window.
Create solid and void extrusions with the same constraints. In the picture below, you can see one extrusion, but it’s actually one void and one solid element in the same location. Make sure the void does not cut the solid.Cut a fake host inside the family with the void element. (I minimized the host size for the purpose of this post; there's no need to do that.)