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    Using a Curtain Wall type as a panel nested in a different type of curtain wall

    I know this sounds convoluted but I am currently trying to model a window wall system across a high rise building. My solution thus far has been to:

    1. use a curtain wall rather than a window wall at every floor
    2. set a curtain wall that stretches to the extent I need across the entire facade
    3. Set the panel type of this curtain wall to a preset "window wall system panel"

    I initially created a family for this panel, but the joins between each panel (especially at corners) was very inaccurate. My solution was to create a curtain wall type that acted as a window wall system, and use that c.wall as a panel in the overall curtain wall. This would allow me to set the h grid of the panel to the height of my bypass panel for the window wall, and also allow adjacent panels to delete overlapping mullions.

    The problem I am facing is that not all floor to floor heights are equal, so the h.grid of the panel would have to change depending on the floor to floor height. Is there anyway to make the grid of the panel I've created offset from its top constraint, rather than having it stay at the same height every panel?

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    Originally posted by itisntmakingsense View Post
    I know this sounds convoluted but I am currently trying to model a window wall system across a high rise building. My solution thus far has been to:

    1. use a curtain wall rather than a window wall at every floor
    2. set a curtain wall that stretches to the extent I need across the entire facade
    3. Set the panel type of this curtain wall to a preset "window wall system panel"

    I initially created a family for this panel, but the joins between each panel (especially at corners) was very inaccurate. My solution was to create a curtain wall type that acted as a window wall system, and use that c.wall as a panel in the overall curtain wall. This would allow me to set the h grid of the panel to the height of my bypass panel for the window wall, and also allow adjacent panels to delete overlapping mullions.

    The problem I am facing is that not all floor to floor heights are equal, so the h.grid of the panel would have to change depending on the floor to floor height. Is there anyway to make the grid of the panel I've created offset from its top constraint, rather than having it stay at the same height every panel?
    can you post a screen shot of what you are trying to accomplish? I'm a curtain wall detailer and I'm standing on my head trying to figure out what you're doing...
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      #3
      Pictures would help to understand your problem.
      In the mean time, have you tried under type properties of a nested CW to set horizontal grid's layout to 'fixed distance' and then in properties palette under horizontal grid set justification to 'End' and set 'offset' to a desired distance ?
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        #4
        Ah, setting the offset and justification worked! Moving forward:

        1. Is there anyway to set the justification to end, and offset to desired distance (in this case, slab thickness) as a type parameter rather than an instance parameter
        2. The nested c.wall needs to have both, a bypass, and a glass panel when created.. is there a way to create the c.wall so it is generated as having both?

        This is the nested c.wall isolated, as while as what it looks like nested in a test facade c.wall

        the top panel in the left image serves as a bypass, and would have to be different than

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          I've tried replying a few times, not sure why it's not coming through.

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            Originally posted by itisntmakingsense View Post
            I've tried replying a few times, not sure why it's not coming through.
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