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    Curtain walls / window mitres..

    Just a quick question. Whe you create a series of windows, that meet at some junction, could be a 90 degree, or 45 etc.. how do you guys create the mitre angle that would join the 2 pieces of window / curtain wall..?

    I have created a little parametric corner piece that works well, as a genric model, that wil just tidy up the join, and give something for your windows to terminate against.. Is this how others will generally do this..?

    Cheers
    I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it

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    Here's how I mitre the glazing in a curtain wall.

    Draw your curtain wall, use the grid to split up the wall. Add your mullions.
    Now create a basic wall type that has the same thickness as your curtain wall panel, and the same material.
    Hover over your curtain wall in a 3D or elevation view until you can select the appropriate panel at the corner. Once selected, go to the type selector and change that panel to the new glass wall you just created. You may have to adjust the walls offset to get it to line up. Do that for every panel at the intersection of both walls and they will mitre automatically just like walls do, because they are walls!

    In the screen shot, I only did the top panels.
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    Dan

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      #3
      Originally posted by dzatto View Post
      Here's how I mitre the glazing in a curtain wall.

      Draw your curtain wall, use the grid to split up the wall. Add your mullions.
      Now create a basic wall type that has the same thickness as your curtain wall panel, and the same material.
      Hover over your curtain wall in a 3D or elevation view until you can select the appropriate panel at the corner. Once selected, go to the type selector and change that panel to the new glass wall you just created. You may have to adjust the walls offset to get it to line up. Do that for every panel at the intersection of both walls and they will mitre automatically just like walls do, because they are walls!

      In the screen shot, I only did the top panels.
      that works well until you need to schedule your curtain panel (glass) sizes then you're toast
      I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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        #4
        Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
        that works well until you need to schedule your curtain panel (glass) sizes then you're toast
        Well.......................so. It looks pretty.

        I didn't get that far. I just made it miter and was happy. lol
        Dan

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          #5
          Originally posted by dzatto View Post
          Well.......................so. It looks pretty.

          I didn't get that far. I just made it miter and was happy. lol
          well, that's why I'm a curtain wall detailer and you're a lube station detailer. Not that one's better than the other but my side needs to be careful about curtain wall corners and how they affect curtain panel sizes. Now, get back to your template and quit wasting time in RFO
          I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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            #6
            We have a family that forms the corners as either a Vertical "mullion" or a Canted "mullion," and it has the same depth and adjustment parameters as the Mullions, so- when setup correctly- you can drag the CW to the correct length, have the panels report correctly, and have it visually correct.

            For canted systems, obviously youre making a CS by face, so you have to split the surface of the mass depending on where the glass needs to end, but it has parameters in it to make either the glass ends vertical, or the entire system Canted.

            Its ridiculous that we have to make custom content for it, but it works.
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              #7
              "a lube station detailer"...

              Hey, Im not sure what that is, but it sounds like if they have stations for lube, Im willing to visit one..!

              Cheers for the answers. Unfortunately, or luckiliy maybe, the jobs we work on would not allow for expensive curtain wall junctions that are made from glass. What I was thinking of, was something more like the attached. Its pretty much how the junction would be dealt with in reality.
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              I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it

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                #8
                Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
                well, that's why I'm a curtain wall detailer and you're a lube station detailer. Not that one's better than the other but my side needs to be careful about curtain wall corners and how they affect curtain panel sizes. Now, get back to your template and quit wasting time in RFO
                Dude, you just demoted me.

                I design the whole project from the site layout to the MEP, Architectural, Structural. Everything. Not that it's too difficult, it's just a lube center, but still. :laugh:



                Originally posted by Alfienoakes View Post
                "a lube station detailer"...

                Hey, Im not sure what that is, but it sounds like if they have stations for lube, Im willing to visit one..!
                I'm sure you have them on your side of the pond. It's where you get your car serviced. Oil changes, tune ups, etc. Just like a Jiffy Lube, except our buildings are way better. :thumbsup:

                Anyway, back to your original question. Maybe my way wasn't the best. I didn't think of scheduling. I'd go with Aaron and Dave's suggestions. I'll leave you guys to hash out the details. lol
                Dan

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                  Dude, you just demoted me.
                  I meant no disrespect for sure. As I said in another post a minute ago, it was after 5pm and the beer was calling which always makes me "jumpy"
                  I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
                    I meant no disrespect for sure. As I said in another post a minute ago, it was after 5pm and the beer was calling which always makes me "jumpy"
                    Pshaw, I don't get offended! I'm too :crazy: for that. I just don't want to lose street cred in RFO. :laugh:
                    Dan

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