Create a Slanted or Double-Slanted Wall

To draw a wall whose vertical axis is slanted on either or both sides:

1.Go to Wall Settings (Geometry and Positioning panel).

2.Click the desired Slanted Wall Icon.

3.Enter the desired wall angle(s).

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A slanted wall tilts in one direction; its two faces are parallel to each other. A double-slanted wall has faces which are not parallel.

The height of either type of slanted wall is the distance between its lowest and highest point. When setting the angles of a double-slanted wall, you are constrained by the minimum thickness of the top of the wall. For a basic structure, this can be zero. The top of a composite wall, however, has to be wide enough to accommodate all of the skins.

When entering a height value of a double-slanted wall, you face the obvious constraint that the wall’s width at the top cannot be negative (i.e. once the two faces meet, you can’t go any higher.)

The thickness of a slanted wall is its thickness perpendicular to its slant vector (as indicated by the icon in the Info Box):

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The thickness of a double-slanted wall equals the width of the wall base.

If you switch from one kind of slant to another, the wall is transformed as follows:

If you transform a single-slanted into a double-slanted wall, the new wall’s width (i.e. its wall base) will take on the width of the old, single-slanted wall.

Similarly, if you have a double-slanted wall and change it to either a vertical or single-slanted wall, the new wall will have the same width as that of the old, double-slanted wall.

For information on modifying slanted wall geometry, see Modifying Slanted Walls and Columns.

Double-Slanted Wall in Section view

In Section view, a double-slanted wall is trapezoid in shape.

If the wall has a composite structure, its skin geometry corresponds to that of a Composite Trapezoid Wall.

See Composite Trapezoid Wall.

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