Using Edit in Place to Clean Up Wall Intersections

In cases where intelligent wall cleanup does not produce the desired results, you can use the Cleanup Edit in Place feature to change the shape, width, length, or depth of individual wall components at an intersection.

When you edit a wall intersection in place, a temporary profile is created for each component in the intersecting wall segments. The profiles for the component with the lowest index number in the wall style are displayed first. When you select a profile, it displays Vertex and Edge grips you can manipulate to edit its geometry. You can press ESC to clear selected components.

The Vertex grips allow you to manipulate component corners. When you move a Vertex grip that occurs at the end of an component polyline, additional Edge grips are added at the midpoints of the new edges that are created. Also, a new Vertex grip is automatically created at the location of the original Vertex that you moved.

The Edge grips allow you to offset a component edge, add a vertex to the component edge, or convert a straight component edge to an arc edge. When you offset a component edge or add a vertex to the component edge, additional Edge grips are added at the midpoints of the new edges that are created. In addition, when you offset a component edge, new component corner Vertex grips are created.

You can edit this profile in plan or model views. In a model view, you are prompted to select a point at the intersection you want to cleanup. This pick point determines the elevation of the profile.

ImportantA wall style that has vertically stacked components may require unique intersection cleanup conditions at different elevations of the wall endcap. Change your cutplane height to specify these different wall intersection cleanup conditions at the appropriate elevation.

When working with intersecting walls in a plan view, the profile is located on the normal plane of the middle point of the wall segment nearest to your pick point. Components that don’t intersect the cutplane of the wall will not be displayed.

You can use the Trim and Extend tools with defined boundaries and the Subtract and Merge tools with closed polyline areas or defined profiles to modify wall components to create the configuration that you want. You can also fillet or chamfer individual component corners.

  1. Select the wall segment that has the intersection clean up condition that you want to change.
  2. Click Wall tabCleanup panelCleanup Edit In Place .

    Temporary profiles are created for you to edit the geometry of the wall intersection for each wall component.

  3. Select the profile and edit it as desired:
    If you want to … Then …
    change the shape of the perimeter of the profile use grips to adjust the shape.
    hide an edge of the profile for a single wall component (plan view only) click Edit In Place tabProfile panelHide Edge .
    display a hidden edge of the profile for a single wall component (plan view only) click Edit In Place tabProfile panelShow Edge .
    add vertices to the profile of a single wall component click Edit In Place tabProfile panelAdd Vertex .
    remove vertices from the profile of a single wall component click Edit In Place tabProfile panelRemove Vertex .
    fillet wall component corners click Edit In Place tabModify panelFillet .
    chamfer wall component corners click Edit In Place tabModify panelChamfer .
    subtract profiles from wall components click Edit In Place tabModify panelSubtract .
    merge profiles with wall components click Edit In Place tabModify panelMerge .
    trim wall components to a boundary click Edit In Place tabModify panelTrim .
    extend wall components to a boundary click Edit In Place tabModify panelExtend .
  4. Save or discard the changes:
    If you want to … Then …
    Discard any changes you made during the edit-in-place session click Edit In Place tabEdits panelCancel .
    Save any changes you made during the edit-in-place session click Edit In Place tabEdits panelFinish .
NoteWhen the cut plane specified by the display configuration is overridden and you attempt a edit in-place wall cleanup, wall editing takes place at a different elevation than what is displayed at the cut plane override. A dialog is displayed where you can choose to edit or cancel wall cleanup in-place edit.