One of the ways in which the wrapping of walls may be controlled in doors and windows is by creating a reference plane and setting its Wall Wrapping property to true.

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As an illustration, consider a typical door family. Here a reference plane was placed in the ground floor plan view, named “Wall Wrapping Plane”. Notice the wall wrapping property of the reference plane is set to “True”. Create a family instance parameter for offset of the reference plane.

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Dimension the offset of the reference plane from the face of the wall.

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Select this dimension and label it with the parameter that was created for wall wrapping.

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The dimension will now display the parameter name.

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Load this family into a project where it is placed in a wall that has both the interior and exterior walls wrapping at inserts.

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Notice how the interface of the wrapping is attached to the wall wrapping reference plane (and this is controlled by the Wall Offset parameter).

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If this parameter is changed the wrapping changes appropriately. Here it is shown at the zero extreme.

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If the offset is taken outside the bounds of the wall, Revit recognizes this and generates an error message.

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The first message is generated with reference to a project dimension, but as is shown in the second image, even if the dimension is not present, the offset out of the wall bounds is not accepted.

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Notice that in the opposite offset direction it is possible to offset the wrapping beyond the wall bounds, but there is a limit where the functionality breaks down. In this case the wall is 264mm thick and the offset is designated as 276. Still, the wrapping still performs as required.

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Note what happens when the offset is taken 1mm further! The wall structure definition disintegrates.

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Be careful with this functionality then, since Revit does not recognize when the offset is out of bounds.