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    Aligning fixed curtain wall grids?

    I have many large expanses of curtain wall on a project, where the grid needs to be kept at 1200mm on centre. But the length of the curtainwall is not a multiple of 1200, hence the end panels will be irregular-sized. I also want the curtain grid to be aligned to the structural grid.

    It seems like either I choose "fixed distance" under type properties and have no control over the location of the curtain grid alignment (unless I specify the vertical grid offset to whatever width the irregular panel needs to be- a pain in the ass since I never know which end they're offsetting from).... Or I choose "none" under type properties and have to unlock and adjust every single curtain grid.

    What's the solution to this?

    Thanks!

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    I always do it manually in 3D...
    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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      Originally posted by gentlepuppies View Post
      I have many large expanses of curtain wall on a project, where the grid needs to be kept at 1200mm on centre. But the length of the curtainwall is not a multiple of 1200, hence the end panels will be irregular-sized. I also want the curtain grid to be aligned to the structural grid.

      It seems like either I choose "fixed distance" under type properties and have no control over the location of the curtain grid alignment (unless I specify the vertical grid offset to whatever width the irregular panel needs to be- a pain in the ass since I never know which end they're offsetting from).... Or I choose "none" under type properties and have to unlock and adjust every single curtain grid.

      What's the solution to this?

      Thanks!
      I never use fixed distance, to "controlling" for me.

      I would set up vertical ref planes with eq/eq/eq dims with modules set at 1200mm between the first intermediate RP on the left and on the right (and lock my mullion grids to the RPs). Then dimension the end bay ref planes and use temp dimensions to adjust their sizes. I just did one 24 modules wide in less than 5 minutes. Then I would use that one to make the next one as I would start with the widest frame first then delete mullion(s) in the next one, redo the eq/eq/eq and set the end bay dims, and so on and so forth
      I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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