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Some situations call for a transition between Walls of differing widths. Use a Pilaster to create a transition between the two Walls. To create a smooth transition, attach both Walls to a Pilaster that has the same thickness as the thicker Wall.

To create a Wall and Pilaster combination that changes from one thickness to another:

1. Click and drag a Pilaster shape onto the Drawing page.

2. As necessary, click the Size & Position button in the Handset Designer toolbar.

The Size & Position popup appears.

Note: You can also use the Pilaster shape handles to adjust the size of the Pilaster. 

3.Configure the Pilaster.

As necessary:

a. Click in the X text field and enter the X Axis position corresponding to the center point of the Pilaster.

b. Click in the Y text field and enter the Y Axis position corresponding to the center point of the Pilaster.

c. Click in the Width text field and enter the Pilaster width.

d. Click in the Height text field and enter the Pilaster height.

Note: For measurements use ft. for feet, in. for inches and m. for meters.

e. Click in the Angle text field and enter the angle.

f. Click the Pin Position dropdown menu and select the Pilaster pin position.

(For more information, refer to Customizing Shape Properties and Setting a Column's Pin Position.)

4. Click and drag two Wall shapes onto the drawing.

5. Click a  Wall to select it and, if not already open, click the Shape Data button on the Handset Designer toolbar to open the Shape Data popup.

6. Click the Wall thickness dropdown menu and select a Wall thickness.

Note: If the measurement you want is not included on the menu, click in the Wall thickness text field and use your keyboard to enter the thickness.

Note: For measurements use ft. for feet, in. for inches and m. for meters.

7. Click the other Wall to select it and, as necessary, click the Wall thickness dropdown menu and select the Wall thickness or click in the Wall thickness text field and enter it with your keyboard.

8. Drag and drop the Walls onto the center connection point of the Pilaster.

9. Click and drag your mouse over the new shape to check the connections.

Handset Designer displays a smooth transition between Walls when you draw the Formwork.





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