I'm not big on software "tips and tricks", mostly because I think there are a lot of people out there who can do much cooler things in Revit. However, I think I can contribute a few things, especially since Revit doesn't fully support contractor's efforts. In my last post, I discussed modeling philosophy and brought up the example of modeling walls. Here is how:
First, create a wall type in Revit for each layer. (in this case, "Basic Wall: CMU" and "Basic Wall: Gypsum"). Model each wall type as a separate object:
Align the interior faces of the gypsum walls to the faces of the block wall (using the "align" command):
When I first did this, I thought that is all I would have to do. Until I tried to put a door in the wall. Because Revit is "smart", it knows that doors don't span 3 different walls:
So, join the walls (using the "join" command):
Modeled for construction. Voila!