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You can use Split Face on any non-family instance. The Split Face tool splits the selected face of the element; it does not change the structure of the element. After splitting the face, you can use the Paint tool to apply a different material to this section of face. See Applying a Material to the Face of an Element.
In the conceptual massing environment, a surface can host subregions that have their own properties. Creating subregions can help you refine your design and improve the accuracy of an energy analysis. You can assign a material to a subregion or extrude its profile into a solid or void form to change the topography of the surface.
To split a face
- Click Modify tabGeometry panel (Split Face).
In the conceptual design environment on the Options bar, you can select a Projection Type for the UV grid. Select Top down, Parallel to level, or Follow surface UV from the drop-down. The Projection Type will align the subregion UV grid as specified.
Projection type examples
- Place the cursor on the element face to highlight it. You may need to press Tab to select the desired face.
- Click to select the face.
- Sketch the face area to split.
NoteThe sketch must be in a closed loop inside the face or an open loop that ends on the boundary of the face.
- Click (Finish Edit Mode).
TipYou can split the face of a column. However, if you plan to have multiple instances of the split-face column in your project, create the column in the Family Editor and apply the split there.