Creating Walls
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Draw walls

  1. Access Line/Arc Tool: Click on the "Line" or the ”Arc” tool located in the design tab. A toolbar will appear on the right side of your screen, presenting various object types available in Snaptrude.

  2. Select Wall: Choose "Wall" from the object types displayed in the toolbar.

  3. Choose Wall Type: Upon selecting "Wall" as the object type, you'll be presented with options for different wall types, such as "Brick with plaster and paint," "Exposed Concrete," "Wood Stud," etc.

  4. Adjust Thickness and Height: Customize the thickness and height of the wall from the toolbar located below the object type. The default thickness is typically 200 mm for metric units and 8 inches for imperial units.

  5. Set Draw Mode: Use the "Draw Mode" option to enhance accuracy while drawing walls. Choose whether to draw the wall from the internal edge, external edge, or center line.

Center Line Wall Drawing

External Line Wall Drawing

Internal Line Wall Drawing

6. Start Drawing: Click on the starting point on the design canvas where you want the wall to begin, then continue drawing the wall profile according to your design requirements. You can draw in both 2D & 3D modes.

Pro-tip: Free Form Wall Drawing: You can also use the Free Form Wall Drawing option on Snaptrude to create walls profiles that are not rectangular. Using this tool, you can draw any profile of any thickness, length and width, and on completing a perfect loop, Snaptrude will then create a wall based on your profile. You can then choose to edit this using the edit tool.

Editing Walls

  1. Object Properties: Clicking on a wall opens the properties for that particular wall. Here you can change the wall type, wall thickness, & height, construction materials & view other properties.

    1. To change the wall type, click on the dropdown arrow & select from the default list.

    2. Change the dimensions of the wall thickness & height by either entering the respective value or from the slider.

    3. Other information about the wall length, area, volume, Storey, etc can also be viewed in the properties tab.

    4. Edit the structural & finishes material under the “Construction” section below the properties. To add a Finish/Structural material click on the “+” sign and enter the name & thickness of the material. These materials are added to the BOQ as well.

  2. Push/pull tool: You can also edit the wall thickness, height & length using the Push/pull tool. Moreover, the profile of the wall can be edited using this tool. To make a slope on the wall, go to the 3D view, activate the Push/pull tool (Shortcut “P”) & click on the edge of the wall which you wish to change. (Tip: Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to restrict the cursor's movement in that direction).

  3. Edit Length: Change the thickness & the length of the wall using the edit length tool in the 2D view. Click on the particular edge of the wall which you wish to edit, then enter the value how much you want to change and press “Enter”. For example: To change the wall thickness, click on any of the edges defining the thickness. Then enter the new value & press “Enter”. The thickness is changed.

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