Donate Now Goal amount for this year: 3000 USD, Received: 1207 USD (40%)

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Curtain Wall family parametric

  1.    #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    April 4, 2019
    Posts
    3
    Current Local Time
    10:37 AM

    Curtain Wall family parametric

    Hi Revit Forum,

    This is my first time posting, so I appreciate the help!
    I havent worked too much with families, so I am having some issues here.
    Please check the file attached..

    I am trying to make a curtain wall family that can adapt in height and width.
    However, I have Triangular mullions and glass panels that should adapt as well.

    I've managed to make it adapt in height .. but having issues in the width..
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    G
    Attached Files Attached Files

  2.    #2
    Forum Co-Founder Alfredo Medina's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Orlando, FL, USA
    Posts
    3,089
    Current Local Time
    10:37 AM
    Welcome the forum.

    What you are doing is a curtain panel family, not a curtain wall family. The width and height of a curtain panel adapts to the available between the grids of a curtain wall. Therefore, you don't need to have parameters for Width and Height in the curtain panel family (unless you need reporting parameters for some reason). If you don't need reporting parameters, simply eliminate the Width, Height, and Angle parameters. All those are unnecessary constraints. Simply draw your mullions from intersection to intersection of reference planes.
    Last edited by Alfredo Medina; April 4th, 2019 at 05:35 PM.

  3.    #3
    Moderator Robin Deurloo's Avatar
    Join Date
    July 7, 2011
    Location
    Rotterdam, Holland
    Posts
    1,169
    Current Local Time
    04:37 PM
    Hi there and welcome to the forum!

    For your family.

    First of all I would remove all the geometry and get it to work with just ref plane and ref lines, it makes it a lot more manageable

    For the angle of the mullions use a Ref. Line, You can lock those to the intersection of 2 Ref. Planes and use your angle parameter to set the angle. This way they will move when your panel gets wider.

    Then use set the workplane on the edge of the ref line as current and place a extrusion on that. When you change the angle of the ref line the extrusion will move with the ref line.



    You will need some more calculations for the length of the sloped mullions, but that's the fun part

    I'm also pretty sure you do not need all the voids in there, but can just make the glass without them, less objects to work with is less trouble.

    Anyway, not a 100% solution, but a step in the right direction I think
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Curtain Wall family parametric-workplane.jpg  
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Last edited by Robin Deurloo; April 4th, 2019 at 04:30 PM.

  4.    #4
    New Member
    Join Date
    April 4, 2019
    Posts
    3
    Current Local Time
    10:37 AM
    Thank you Alfredo,

    Yes sorry about that! I mean Curtain panel family, my bad.
    My objective was to create one panel that would have mullions that would adapt in height and width. As the panels are triangular Ive had issues having them adapt in both directions.
    To clarify, the floor to floor heights change so the panel sizes change as well.. hence the angles in the mullions slightly change.

    Thanks!
    G
    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
    Welcome the forum.

    What you are doing is a curtain panel family, not a curtain wall family. The width and height of a curtain panel adapts to the available between the grids of a curtain wall. Therefore, you don't need to have parameters for Width and Height in the curtain panel family (unless you need reporting parameters for some reason). If you don't need reporting parameters, simply eliminate the Width, Height, and Angle parameters. All those are unnecessary constraints. Simply draw your mullions from intersection to intersection of reference planes.

  5.    #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    April 4, 2019
    Posts
    3
    Current Local Time
    10:37 AM
    Thank you Robin! I appreciate the help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    Hi there and welcome to the forum!

    For your family.

    First of all I would remove all the geometry and get it to work with just ref plane and ref lines, it makes it a lot more manageable

    For the angle of the mullions use a Ref. Line, You can lock those to the intersection of 2 Ref. Planes and use your angle parameter to set the angle. This way they will move when your panel gets wider.

    Then use set the workplane on the edge of the ref line as current and place a extrusion on that. When you change the angle of the ref line the extrusion will move with the ref line.



    You will need some more calculations for the length of the sloped mullions, but that's the fun part

    I'm also pretty sure you do not need all the voids in there, but can just make the glass without them, less objects to work with is less trouble.

    Anyway, not a 100% solution, but a step in the right direction I think

  6.    #6
    Forum Co-Founder Alfredo Medina's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Orlando, FL, USA
    Posts
    3,089
    Current Local Time
    10:37 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzalez View Post
    Thank you Alfredo,...
    If the "mullion" goes to fixed points (corners or midpoint) of the panel, why do you need parameters for Width, Height, and Angle? If you need different sizes, you modify the grid of the curtain wall in the project.

Similar Threads

  1. Parametric Nested Curtain Wall Doors
    By Noam_r in forum Architecture - Family Creation
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: June 14th, 2018, 04:28 PM
  2. Parametric Curtain Wall Mullion Detail Components - Flexing
    By BLothian in forum Architecture - Family Creation
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: May 31st, 2018, 10:56 PM
  3. Convert window family into curtain wall panel family
    By amolese in forum Architecture - Family Creation
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: January 27th, 2015, 03:20 PM
  4. metric window - curtain wall family
    By lll in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 3rd, 2014, 10:33 AM
  5. Problem with adding custom curtain wall panels to curved curtain wall.
    By aktaylorh in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: November 20th, 2013, 07:16 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •