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    How would you model a foundation wall where the top steps down at multiple points?

    Newish to revit, using revit 2020

    The structure is being built into a hillside, so the top of the foundation wall in the rear is 12' higher in the rear than the front. As it steps down toward the front there's actually six different "levels". It will be timber framed from there up to a level top plate.

    Is there a way to do this that doesnt require me to create six different foundation walls, and six different stud walls?

    Thanks for any help

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    I would draw the six foundation walls all with varying heights as required. Then I would take my stud wall down to the lowest foundation wall and use the cut tool on the other walls to allow for easier adjustment later.

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    I wrote a blog post that mentions another blogger's solution and provides my own using floors, a floor slab edge and walls for stepped foundation/footing conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_Stafford View Post
    I wrote a blog post that mentions another blogger's solution and provides my own using floors, a floor slab edge and walls for stepped foundation/footing conditions.
    Just watched your youtube this morning

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    As usual with Revit, there is more than one solution. You could model the entire length of the wall, then Edit Profile to create the varying step heights. You could do each step height as a separate wall piece as pivoarch mentioned. If there are any sweeps at the top of the wall type definition, I think the Edit Profile method will place that sweep only on your tallest section (or whatever height you use for the unedited wall), while the segmented section will place that sweep at the top of each varying height section.

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