Author: Jim Cowan Revit

Here at Ideate, we frequently get questions, as well as solutions, in the classroom from students. So, I decided to document some of the solutions, for all our benefit.

Typically walls and ceilings have layers of materials and their function determines which is dominant when walls or ceilings meet. Core structural materials can be joined graphically so they appear correctly, when for example you join the structural layer of a floor to the structural layer of a wall.

My video, Soffit Cleanup, shows you how to get the gypsum wall board, pictured below, to turn the corner between a ceiling and a bulkhead wall – so you do not see a line separating the materials.




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        Jim Cowan
Jim Cowan
AEC Senior Application Specialist

Jim Cowan’s extensive AEC design industry experience, Autodesk design solutions expertise, and status as an Autodesk Certified Instructor have made him a sought after university curriculum developer, instructor, and presenter. Jim’s areas of expertise include eLearning, interoperability between solutions, and overcoming barriers to the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Educated in Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot–Watt University and in Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba, Jim has a special focus on sustainability issues: daylight analysis, sun studies, lighting analysis, modeling buildings, and conceptual energy modeling (models with shading devices). You can learn more from Jim on his YouTube Channel.