DesignSeries02409.pngDeleting and/or replacing wall styles from the Resource Manager

When a wall style is deleted, all instances of the style in the current document can be deleted completely or replaced with another existing wall style. Multiple wall styles can be selected and deleted or replaced at the same time.

To delete a wall style:

In the Resource Manager, right-click on the resource, and select Delete from the context menu. Alternatively, select the resource and press the Delete key.

If there are any instances of the wall style currently in the drawing, the Delete Wall Style dialog box opens. Otherwise an alert displays to confirm the deletion.

Click to show/hide the parameters.Click to show/hide the parameters.



Delete Wall Style completely

Deletes all instances of the wall style in the drawing

Delete and replace Wall Style with

Deletes all instances of the wall style in the drawing and replaces them with the wall style selected from the Resource Selector.

This option is available only if the current document and libraries have at least one additional wall style available to replace the style that is being deleted.

Click Yes.

If Delete Wall Style Completely is selected, the wall style and all instances of the style are deleted. If Delete and replace Wall Style with is selected, the Wall Replacement dialog box opens automatically.

Click to show/hide the parameters.Click to show/hide the parameters.



Wall style selector

Displays the replacement wall style chosen in the Delete Wall Style dialog box


The left preview shows the current wall style, and the right preview shows the replacement wall style selected in the wall style list. Preview walls are drawn from left to right, so the “top” of the preview, by default, indicates the left side (exterior) of the wall as it will be drawn. A red line shows the replacement alignment.

Align lists

On the left, the current wall structure is listed; the right list displays the replacement wall structure. Select one wall component from each list and specify its alignment options. The previews update with red lines to show how the replacement wall will align with the current wall.

Alignment options

Select an option for aligning the current structure to the replacement structure

Replacement options

Select whether to replace the current settings for wall height, class designations, texture assignments, Energos energy analysis data (Vectorworks Architect required), and IFC data with those of the new wall. Texture replacement does not apply to curtain walls.

Curtain Wall Frames and Panels

(curtain walls only)

Specify how to handle frames and panels when replacing a curtain wall style

Update frames and panels

Updates the existing frames and panels to use the frame and panel settings defined in the new curtain wall style (custom frame spacing and panel size is not changed)

Delete and recreate frames and panels

Clears all existing frames and panels and recreates the curtain wall using the grid definition of the replacement curtain wall style

If walls with different wall styles were selected for replacement, the current wall preview is blank and components are not listed. Wall alignment can only occur for the left, center, or right of the selected walls.

Click OK to replace the wall style of the selected wall.

If you click Cancel, the previous wall style deletion is also canceled.

Replacing wall styles from the Object Info Palette

Creating wall styles

Applying wall styles


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