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    Generic model, Glass family

    Hi,

    I have a generic model for triple glass which is adjustable in width and height. This glass family is only adjustable in verticle and horizontal direction (thus a square of rectangle form).

    But, now I have a glassform which upperside is around and underside slanted. I think that I have to make a new glass family.


    Question:
    Can anyone tell me how I can make this glass family which can adjust to many difficult forms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter smith View Post
    Hi,

    I have a generic model for triple glass which is adjustable in width and height. This glass family is only adjustable in verticle and horizontal direction (thus a square of rectangle form).

    But, now I have a glassform which upperside is around and underside slanted. I think that I have to make a new glass family.


    Question:
    Can anyone tell me how I can make this glass family which can adjust to many difficult forms?
    check out the attached curtain panel families for maybe some direction. (Credit to Alf Medina)
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    thx for the suggestion. I have some glasses in this form. These irreqular forms occur 5 or 6 times in this project.
    How can I model this curtain wall glass with a glass family?


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    Quote Originally Posted by peter smith View Post
    thx for the suggestion. I have some glasses in this form. These irreqular forms occur 5 or 6 times in this project.
    How can I model this curtain wall glass with a glass family?
    5 or 6 of them and they are all different? If it were me I'd make them out of a quick GM and get on with my life

    edit: This is a GM piece of glass. Only took 2 minutes to make. Create a profile in a profile family template, copy to clipboard, start a GM family (not face based or hosted IMO), start the extrusion command, paste aligned to current view, finish extrusion, associate a finish type SP and load it into the project. Change the finish type parameter to whatever you want with the transparency set below 100. Build another one or copy the first one...
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    Thx. I haven't thought to use the profile family to make the glass forms. Good Idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter smith View Post
    Thx. I haven't thought to use the profile family to make the glass forms. Good Idea.
    Whenever I have a form/shape in a project that needs to become a GM I create a linework copy of it with the pick line tool. Since you can’t copy/paste this line work directly into a GM family I use a profile family first. Paste there then copy again then in the GM family start the extrusion command and paste your form and finish your extrusion. Works great for any shape end result.


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