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    Offset Curtain Wall Panel

    What the !%%$ happened to my Curtain Wall Panel?
    Just had this happen, and it took a LONG time to figure out. So it's time to share.
    This Curtain Wall system has Panels that are offset 2 1/2".
    So what happened to that one on the right?
    • It's the same Type as the rest of the Panels.
    • There are no Instance Parameters on it.
    • The Offset Parameter is a Type
    • You can't use the Flip Controls on a CW Panel.
    • You can't Move a CW Panel

    So, why is it on the bottom?
    I lied just a little bit when I said you can't flip a Panel. Technically true - BUT - if the Panel is a Door you CAN flip it.
    So, somewhere in the life of this project, that Curtain Wall Panel had been changed to a Door.
    While it was a Door, it got Flipped.
    Then it got changed back to a regular Panel. Which is still Flipped, but no longer has the Flip Controls on it !

    The only way I could figure out to fix this was to change the Panel back to a Door, click on the Flip Control, and then change it back to the proper Panel Type. :crazy:
    Even that wasn't as "easy" as it should have been, though. I flipped it and it still didn't go back to the right place.
    Remember, Doors have TWO Flip Controls. So you might have to test it to see which way you need to flip it.
    Dave Plumb
    BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

    CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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