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    Question Replace a curtain wall panel with a sliding window

    Hi, is there a way to insert a family that contains 2 or 3 panels (as a sliding window) into a curtain wall?
    I've tried using the curtain wall panel template to achieve this goal, but the result shows only 1 panel of the sliding window can fit into it.
    is there something wrong about this?
    thank you for any replys.
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    You need to build the Cw panel with the 3 panels inside it. You could use equality constraints to make them all even sizes or separate parameters to control each panel size individually.

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    Thanks for the reply, I've actually already done what you suggest using equality constraints
    and create only two reported parameters and make the left, the right and the center reference plane "is Reference".
    But there come two situations if I pin or unpin the center reference plane,
    If I pin it, the entire model can adapt to the new parameter when I drag any of those reference planes,
    but after loading into the project, Revit can't make type.
    If I unpin it, the constraints go wrong when I drag the only suspicious reference plane, (don't know why)
    and after loading into the project, the result is what I attached above,
    Thank you,
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!ApnzYciWWvdA4Au6owhWrzgoDGEU
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!ApnzYciWWvdA4ApVT_KAUAYBWR0O

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    Quote Originally Posted by ockf1602 View Post
    Hi, is there a way to insert a family that contains 2 or 3 panels (as a sliding window) into a curtain wall?
    I've tried using the curtain wall panel template to achieve this goal, but the result shows only 1 panel of the sliding window can fit into it.
    is there something wrong about this?
    thank you for any replys.
    As you've probably discovered the two panel sliding window is pretty simple using EQ/EQ constraints. The 3 panel window can be made several different ways. Instance parameters for the width of the two outside panels and let the middle panel be what's left over, or the opposite, instance parameter for the fixed center panel and let the outside panels be 1/2 of what's left over. Or, parameters for the width of the outside panels to be some percentage of the middle panel, or again, the opposite. And probably more ways that I can't think of now. I made a quick and simple two and three panel curtain panel sliding windows which are parametric for width and height. The three panel window is made with a fixed instance parameter for the center panel width and the outside panels become what's left over from the curtain wall overall width divided by two. The quick and easy way. Attached is an R2016 project containing the two families. Enjoy.
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    Thank you, Dave, those two parametric families look really great, though the implementation of the family is different from what I was trying, it still works well.
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