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    In the link below is a .dwg file that consists of floor plans and cross sections of an already constructed faculty complex (2objects). Now, since it's bean a "long time" since the construction was finished there are some issues with the plans from witch the .dwg was created, but that aside...

    The project goal is the reconstruction of the facade of the complex. Old building-only the windows are being replaced, new building-whole facade replacement (curtain walls, panels, glass-aluminum facade).

    My question is:

    How would you go about doing such a task? The use of masses, when and where? I'm interested in the rough workflow. (The interior is not the most important).

    Have in mind that I'm a newbie, although I'm "familiar" with the tools that are available to some extent, I lack the experience to best make use of them.

    Hope this makes sence

    Thx for your time and thoughts
    Easy things are not worth the effort

    Don't have an answer but a consideration. Will you be working with a consultant (structural or MEP)? If so, that may help determine how MUCH you want to model and to what precision.

    Just a thought.
    Tom Whitehead
    BIM Herder & Revit Wrangler
    Portland, OR


      I'm the structural consultant XD there in lies part of the problem )

      It's suposed to be modeled to the precision that it can be built, but if there are changes to the design, "easy" (quick) to correct.
      Easy things are not worth the effort


        Originally posted by byk3bep View Post
        but if there are changes to the design, "easy" (quick) to correct.
        That's why you use Revit

        I would model at least the shell and all the structure. It looks like you can use the basic tools for 99% of the building. The sloped parapet at the top will need to be created from a mass (wall by face) or a sweep, kind of depends on what you are doing with it. If you have time you can add in generic walls & doors for the interior but from the sound of things you don't really need to.

        If your facade will be perpendicular you can use the curtain wall tool and don't need to worry much about massing for it. If you get into organic shapes then you will need start looking at adaptive components, masses and walls by face.
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          Ok, this helped, thx a lot

          Btw, it's a perpendicular, strait fwd curtain wall. You guessed it right. No organic, no nonsense XD
          This is challenging enough for now

          Any other suggestions/tips/tricks are more then welcome
          Easy things are not worth the effort


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