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Thread: Masonry Frame Elements Facade - Adaptive Components / Parametric / How to ?

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    Masonry Frame Elements Facade - Adaptive Components / Parametric / How to ?

    Hi All,

    Looking for a steer on how to go about creating this type of a facade with masonry frame elements that are straight and also curve around a corner with a radius and a straight portion within the same frame. Plus they need to be set up to have varying (modular) lengths, widths and heights (as per storey heights).

    I'm thinking some kind of adaptive components ? And could I stay clear of curtain walls (as this design curves around the corners) so it would follow a line ?

    Plus later on to insert glazing with framing within the elements.

    Grateful for a modelling direction that would work. Thanks in advance.

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    I would use basic families for it. Wouldnt bother with Adaptive Components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    I would use basic families for it. Wouldnt bother with Adaptive Components.
    Hey, thanks so much for that. Sometimes the best advice is the simplest.
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    If that corner was is radiused I would consider using adaptive to accommodate early design studies. Other wise I’ve had better luck with line based generic models.




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    I wouldnt use either. Making a parametric unhosted family that responds to a radius, is pretty straightforward, if you are halfway decent at math. Heck, even if you arent, its pretty easy. And then, everyone is designing in clean whole numbers, and not whatever whackamole stuff they can click on, with the AC.

    Line Based (for radii based objects) guarantees you have to be good at math. But thats how my curved wall protections are built. In hindsight, i wouldnt do them that way, again.

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    What ever your solution, one should also look at who and for what purpose these families are used for. If it’s only for “documentation” purposes then I’d fully agree with Aaron. If it’s use is more about design studies and may be used across various forms, surfaces and iterations, I’d leverage adaptive and line based families. Though once into documentation phases would swap to other families.


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