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    Curtainwall System vs Curtain System

    Hi,

    If you go to 'home', there is a 'Curtain system' and 'Curtain wall System' under wall catagories.
    have you guys have any Idea difference between these two?

    It seems like Curtain system is exact same with less modification options than Curtain wall system. did I get this right?
    then why they even have this options for?

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    One difference is that only Curtain Systems can be applied to the face of a Mass, as I understand it.

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    ummm
    I just applied the 'Curtain wall System' to face of Massing by using 'Wall by Face'.

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    Curtain Systems can be attached to an irregular Mass face. Curtain Walls cannot. see attached.
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    Curtain Systems:
    -Can be applied to non-plumb faces of a mass
    -Can only contain System panels (System family)
    -Will form a curve by approximating it with straight segments.

    Curtain Wall
    -Is a drawn wall, so can only be plumb
    -Can contain both Curtain Panels (in rectangular shapes) and system panels
    -Can contain curved upper mullions etc that are actually curves
    -Can be drawn stand-alone since it's just a wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjorn_K View Post
    Curtain Systems:
    -Can be applied to non-plumb faces of a mass
    -Can only contain System panels (System family)
    -Will form a curve by approximating it with straight segments.

    Curtain Wall
    -Is a drawn wall, so can only be plumb
    -Can contain both Curtain Panels (in rectangular shapes) and system panels
    -Can contain curved upper mullions etc that are actually curves
    -Can be drawn stand-alone since it's just a wall.
    True, except you CAN put non-system panels in Curtain Systems. They will just break if the panel definition (by the curtain grids) are not rectangular, or if the family is not built from an adaptive component template.

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