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When I change my exterior walls in default settings from siding to stucco and hit ok the walls do not change.  I have reset the default settings and tried again but nothing changes.  Can someone tell me what might be the problem.  Thank you and I am new to this software. carla

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Default wall types are not dynamic like some other defaults. You will need to select the walls you want to change and change them individually or as a group.

 

Going forward, setting your default walls to be on a unique layer -- exterior walls on a different layer than interior, for example will make it easier to select just a single type, and of course, setting defaults before drawing anything is the best way.

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Eric,  It seems that it is supposed to work the way that Carla describes but I can't find a setting that prevents it. Possibly something in your setup prevents it?

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You might have used the material painter at some point to change the surface of an exterior wall.  Open the walls, go to materials (exterior layer) and click on the use default button.

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Hi Eric,   Thanks for the video.  It seems you are changing the wall type where it seems the OP is changing the wall material.  Changing the wall material works for me but changing the wall type breaks the default connection.

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10 minutes ago, Chopsaw said:

Changing the wall material

 

Where -- Material Defaults, or Exterior Wall Defaults?

 

Nothing I change will change existing walls.

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2 hours ago, solver said:

 

Where -- Material Defaults, or Exterior Wall Defaults?

 

Nothing I change will change existing walls.

 

I had the same thought , ie that Carla was talking about Wall-types not materials , your Video is pretty much my experience too....

 

For Carla and other Readers :

 

The only way I know to change "In Plan" existing walls is to Change the actual Wall definition for that particular Wall-type and then (preferably) Rename it.

 

ie : Open the Siding 6 Wall definition and Change the Siding Layer  (1) to the Stucco of your Choice , then Click Rename , at the top and rename the Wall to say Stucco Wall 6   (so it doesn't conflict with CA's Default Stucco 6 wall)

 

The downside is you no longer have a Siding 6 in Plan if you need it and will need to remake it if needed. ( do opposite of above )

 

edit *** see Chopsaw's Video above***

 

If this doesn't work , then see Javatom's advise above, I see this issue all the time with Exterior Walls, Others have used the Paint Can Tool on, so I can't recommend that Practice at all.

 

Mick.

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Editing the Wall Definition has always worked. Just seems silly that changing to a new wall type does not (what's the difference?).

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48 minutes ago, solver said:

Editing the Wall Definition has always worked. Just seems silly that changing to a new wall type does not (what's the difference?).

 

I agree it is silly , but I am not sure why they do it, except perhaps as a "safety" feature so Users don't accidentally change all the walls for a house when all the want to do is use a different Wall-type, say for an Addition.

 

It would perhaps be a Good Suggestion to have a Toggle-able Option in the Defaults to all Change all existing Walls to the New Wall-type.

 

M.

 

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