Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Existing Curtain Wall w/ New Panels

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Existing Curtain Wall w/ New Panels

    Working on a project where the existing curtain wall is to remain but the doors in it are being relocated to different spots in the same curtain wall. I've noticed that the curtain wall panels are tied to the curtain wall's phasing. How does everyone else handle the demolition and replacement of new panels in an existing curtain wall?
    Chad Koscinski | Architect

    #2
    I have never tried this, but you might want to try this:
    1. Unlock the affected panels.
    2. If you don't have it already: create a curtain wall type with no border mullions or subdivision applied. Basically an empty family with a panel type applied.
    3. Replace the affected panels with this curtain wall type. You now have a CW inside a CW which you should be able to demo (?) and replace with another CW in the new phase. Might work, but I think not (don't have Revit here to check)

    If that doesn't work: use a dummy wall for a panel. Host a custom made door/window family (to match panel layout) and demolish that. Then replace with new.
    Martijn de Riet
    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
    MdR Advies
    Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

    Comment


      #3
      Great suggestion. I ended up using the dummy wall for the existing panels to be demo'd and the new ones to replace them. Tedious, but gets the job done.

      Your first suggestion didn't work since anything that is hosted inside that existing curtain wall will have the same phasing.

      Thanks for the help!
      Chad Koscinski | Architect

      Comment


        #4
        Yeah, I thought so. But it was worth a try. Glad to be of service!
        Martijn de Riet
        Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
        MdR Advies
        Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

        Comment


          #5
          I actually just added a video form Paul Aubin on this subject to the wikihelp.

          Curtain Wall Demolition - WikiHelp
          Jeff Hanson
          Sr. Subject Matter Expert
          Autodesk, Revit - User Experience

          Comment


            #6
            Jeff - that video is exactly what I did following Martijn's advice. Thanks for posting that - will be a lot more easier to explain to the rest of the office.
            Chad Koscinski | Architect

            Comment


              #7
              Originally posted by Chadwick17 View Post
              Jeff - that video is exactly what I did following Martijn's advice. Thanks for posting that - will be a lot more easier to explain to the rest of the office.
              I know, I explained it to him...:laugh:



              (no, not really...:hide
              Martijn de Riet
              Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
              MdR Advies
              Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

              Comment


                #8
                Originally posted by Chadwick17 View Post
                Jeff - that video is exactly what I did following Martijn's advice. Thanks for posting that - will be a lot more easier to explain to the rest of the office.
                Glad that makes it easier to explain to your co-workers. Now that it is at the wiki, maybe other Revit users will have a better chance of finding the answer as well. :thumbsup:
                Jeff Hanson
                Sr. Subject Matter Expert
                Autodesk, Revit - User Experience

                Comment


                  #9
                  Here's a new wrinkle - all panels along a 200' span at the ground level are going to be replaced with spandrel panel. The thought of going through this same process for 30 different panels (along a curve) is giving me a slight headache... it seems, as already discussed here, that there really isn't any other way though.
                  Chad Koscinski | Architect

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Yeah, that's a pain... That's why god invented interns I guess...:laugh:
                    You could split up the CW and replace it as a whole, but that would mean the Mullions would show up in your schedule too. Only way around that is putting in a SP for filtering your schedules.
                    Martijn de Riet
                    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
                    MdR Advies
                    Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

                    Comment

                    Related Topics

                    Collapse

                    Working...
                    X