Tips for Defining Structural Wall Shapes or Openings
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When you define a wall shape on a wall that is not horizontal or vertical in a plan view, you should draw a section parallel to the wall before sketching in the elevation. The Go To View dialog displays. Revit suggests the section view as the optimal view for editing the sketch.
When you edit the elevation profile of a wall attached to another element, the wall temporarily reverts to its original shape and height. For example, the profile of a wall attached to a roof assumes its unconnected height prior to being attached to the roof. As a result, you may find the wall is not at the right height to edit the elevation profile. To change the unconnected height, click on the Properties palette.
As you edit the elevation profile, keep in mind that after you finish the sketch, the wall top or bottom attaches only where horizontal lines are coincident with the reference planes in the sketch.
The sample sketched profile. Note the top sketch lines are coincident with reference planes.
The finished wall attached to roof. Non-coincidental horizontal lines from the sketch did not attach.