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    Modelling cladding panels - Revit 2017

    Hi everyone

    I work for a roofing & cladding company. Im learning revit so that i can produce 3D models with 2-D details to satisfy BIM project requirements.

    Does anyone have a guide or know how i can model a composite cladding wall.

    I have downloaded the panel i want and loaded it into the project. But i cant find it.

    Is it a case of swapping out the wall i have drawn to replace with the composite panel? How do i go about dividing the wall into separate panels and modules?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Scott

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    I'm sure there are a number of ways to do it depending on the level of detail you're looking for, but I typically build ACM walls as curtain panels. This requires a number of special panels for corners, soffits, parapets, holes, etc, but works pretty well once your library is setup. I handle all the mounting clips and hardware with detail components, but it could be modeled if you really wanted to get into it

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      #3
      Originally posted by chris.macko View Post
      I'm sure there are a number of ways to do it depending on the level of detail you're looking for, but I typically build ACM walls as curtain panels. This requires a number of special panels for corners, soffits, parapets, holes, etc, but works pretty well once your library is setup. I handle all the mounting clips and hardware with detail components, but it could be modeled if you really wanted to get into it
      Thanks for the reply. Appreciate it.

      I have managed to figure out how to model this as a curtain wall. I create a new type and then the panel i previously loaded was there for me to select. Now i cant add any windows or a curtain wall. I assume its becuase im trying to embed a curtain wall on another one.

      All im looking to do is model composite panels, rain-screen, ridge flashings etc . . . and then do my 2-D detailing in a section call out.

      Basically im trying to move away from Autocad and just use Revit in my day to day job.

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        #4
        Originally posted by scottswood86 View Post
        Thanks for the reply. Appreciate it.

        I have managed to figure out how to model this as a curtain wall. I create a new type and then the panel i previously loaded was there for me to select. Now i cant add any windows or a curtain wall. I assume its becuase im trying to embed a curtain wall on another one.

        All im looking to do is model composite panels, rain-screen, ridge flashings etc . . . and then do my 2-D detailing in a section call out.

        Basically im trying to move away from Autocad and just use Revit in my day to day job.
        good for you! In time you'll be glad you did the switch...I'm a curtain wall and ACM panel detailer and I use both curtain wall and generic models for panels depending on the projects panel complexity. I model panels, parapet caps, sill flashings but leave the rain screen scope and panel attachments for 2D detailing. You can spend hours and hours modeling stuff that no one will ever see and there are ways to schedule parts and pieces without having to actually model them. Here's an example of a project I'm currently working on. I'll be glad to help further if I can but I will be out of town this afternoon until next Tuesday
        I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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          #5
          Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
          good for you! In time you'll be glad you did the switch...I'm a curtain wall and ACM panel detailer and I use both curtain wall and generic models for panels depending on the projects panel complexity. I model panels, parapet caps, sill flashings but leave the rain screen scope and panel attachments for 2D detailing. You can spend hours and hours modeling stuff that no one will ever see and there are ways to schedule parts and pieces without having to actually model them. Here's an example of a project I'm currently working on. I'll be glad to help further if I can but I will be out of town this afternoon until next Tuesday
          Thanks for the reply Dave.

          I will watch some tutorial videos on Lynda and have a play around with the model and try and find the best way to model the composite cladding panels.

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            #6
            Originally posted by scottswood86 View Post
            Thanks for the reply Dave.

            I will watch some tutorial videos on Lynda and have a play around with the model and try and find the best way to model the composite cladding panels.
            can you share a small shop drawing sample of what you are detailing in Acad? I can then help you convert the process to Revit. I went through this same transition 8 years ago
            I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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              #7
              Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
              can you share a small shop drawing sample of what you are detailing in Acad? I can then help you convert the process to Revit. I went through this same transition 8 years ago
              Thank you Dave. Do you have an email address that i can send some dwg. PDF's to? Just to show you the kind of projects/materials i work on.

              Many thanks for your help

              Scott

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                #8
                Very kind of you Dave!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by scottswood86 View Post
                  Thank you Dave. Do you have an email address that i can send some dwg. PDF's to? Just to show you the kind of projects/materials i work on.

                  Many thanks for your help

                  Scott
                  Scott, I PMd you my email. I'm on the road until Tues though


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                  I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                    #10
                    windows wont go into your panels, but you don't own the windows, so you just swap the panel where the window is with the "empty panel". If you must have the window there then you need to build the back up wall to host the window too, or make the window a curtain wall panel with an inset parameter.
                    Scott D. Brown, AIA | Senior Project Manager | Beck Group

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