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how can I easily flip a wall?

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#1 Salvatore Valente

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Posted 29 June 2021 - 08:44 AM

How can I reverse the exterior face of a wall easily? 


In Revit it is spacebar, is there a quick command other than checking the box in the navigation bar?


Also, is there an easy way to undo work instead of the icon too? Seems like control+Z doesn't work?

#2 Bryan Schultz

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Posted 29 June 2021 - 09:27 AM

Right Click on wall/Select Edit - half way down under Display you can change exterior side top/bottom --- left/right


Backspace = undo

#3 Henry Buckner

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Posted 29 June 2021 - 09:27 AM

The "backspace" key is also the "undo" key. It works multiple times but I don't know how many.

If you edit the wall, there is a box that shows the exterior of the wall as left/right or up/down. You can change it there. 

#4 Keith Almond

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Posted 29 June 2021 - 10:21 AM

CTRL-Z is zoom in Softplan.


You could also CTRL-SELECT the wall and use the reverse command.


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#5 John Jones

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Posted 29 June 2021 - 01:21 PM

The real question may be why you have to flip an exterior wall.  It would typically be a seldom used action.  https://youtu.be/CcgHvF-gFHsshows how the exterior side of wall is indicated at draw time.

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#6 Thomas Roman

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Posted 29 June 2021 - 01:51 PM

I agree John .. I need to "flip" the exterior side of a wall perhaps once every month or two... if that often..


But it does not surprise me that you need to do it so often in Revit, that there is actually a keyboard shortcut to perform the operation.. LOL...

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