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    Quote Originally Posted by stl4310 View Post
    but in real life you do not read the individual mullions, you read the mullion system as a whole. when creating construction documents, you are indicating design intent, therefore you would read the mullions as a whole.
    your terminology is confusing to me. Does "read the mullions" mean how a curtain wall exterior elevation looks in an exterior view? Because what a curtain wall looks like from the exterior is often not how the mullion and muntin portion (the structural part) is constructed. A "mullion" is constructed of many parts some of which may run through vertically and some which may not. From a purely view standpoint the only thing that is important is what the exterior part looks like but that often does not communicate the design intent. I agree with renogreen. Use masking regions and detail lines to get your exterior view of curtain wall joints to look like you want them to because Revit can't do it for you automatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Jones View Post
    your terminology is confusing to me. Does "read the mullions" mean how a curtain wall exterior elevation looks in an exterior view? Because what a curtain wall looks like from the exterior is often not how the mullion and muntin portion (the structural part) is constructed. A "mullion" is constructed of many parts some of which may run through vertically and some which may not. From a purely view standpoint the only thing that is important is what the exterior part looks like but that often does not communicate the design intent. I agree with renogreen. Use masking regions and detail lines to get your exterior view of curtain wall joints to look like you want them to because Revit can't do it for you automatically.
    Yes. When you look at a 20 story curtain wall you read the mullions as one system, not a bunch of little mullions all pieced together (assuming all mullions are in the same plane). When you have an operable window it would be recessed slightly in order to read the mullion grid. If, like Mies, you wanted your verticals to read, you would suppress the horizontals. Frank Lloyd Wright would want the horizontals to read, and would suppress the verticals.

    In my case I am creating a one story curtain wall in which I want my mullion frame, which is all in one plane, to read as such and visually want to eliminate the joint. I was hoping that there was some way other than creating masking regions to achieve this effect, but it appears not to be the case.

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