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    How to add a cavity closure to an existing window

    Hi

    Im using an existing window created by someone else but it has no cavity closure and Im trying to add one to it, can anyone help.

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    Dave

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    Do you just want to show it in plan views ? As opposed to a 3D cavity closure ?

    If in plan views only, then I'd just add it as a region [hatched appropriately] in the window family in the right location in plan cavity-wise and set it so that parametrically follows the width of the window.

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    Hi kamranmirza
    Thanks for replying, ideally I would like to edit the window family but im struggling to see how

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    Normally the cavity closure is shown in plan views only, and so it's drawn as a 2D element in the plan view of the family. When inserted into a model, you see the cavity closure in all the plan views. As it's inside the wall, you'd never see it 3D anyway so no one models it in 3D, it's kinda pointless.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB71 View Post
    . . . ideally I would like to edit the window family but im struggling to see how
    Do you mean edit it generally ? As a novice, editing window families for the first time ?

    If so, then first of all save a copy of your family with another name, or an amended name. That way if you're learning to edit it, you can break it as much as you want without wrecking your project.

    Image below taken from https://www.manandmachine.co.uk/prod...mily-creation/

    Hope that helps you in figuring this out . . .

    How to add a cavity closure to an existing window-cavity-closer.jpg

    If not, then would you like to describe your struggle in more detail ?
    Last edited by kamranmirza; March 6th, 2019 at 06:09 PM.

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    When I first read this I thought the OP was talking about trim/ interior casing. That I’d model all day (and do).

    If it’s inside the wall, as has been shown, I’d model it if there was a coordination or takeoff need. But I also might want to model it if the window is ever cut off axis (I’m think particularly about sections) since the DC won’t show then.

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