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    opening window parameters

    I really want to get into making windows. I can make windows do everything I want
    except for one thing: opening. This would require a plane to pivot and Im just too dim
    to get that to work. Is there anyone that has managed to do this? It seems like such a simple
    task but it is definitely beyond me!

    Any tutorials or videos would be greatly appreciated.

    Steve

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    Get rid of the opening that's in the template and use voids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve3373 View Post
    I really want to get into making windows. I can make windows do everything I want
    except for one thing: opening. This would require a plane to pivot and Im just too dim
    to get that to work. Is there anyone that has managed to do this? It seems like such a simple
    task but it is definitely beyond me!

    Any tutorials or videos would be greatly appreciated.

    Steve
    firstly, why would you want to model a window that opens? OK, so you've probably got a reason. 2nd question: what kind of window? Awning, hopper, single hung, double hung, tilt & turn, vertically pivoted, or horizontally pivoted? Lots of work to do for all of those. If, for instance, you just want to show the swing out location of an awning window with a 6" limit stop I'd just use nested panels in your window family and switch between fixed position and open position with an instance visibility parameter. I've been detailing windows for a long time and have never seen the need to show one in documentation as open.

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    Ah I see I might have misunderstood the question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    Ah I see I might have misunderstood the question
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    Hi Dave
    Thanks for your response. Yes I have my reasons but the main one is that I not only do submission and detail drawings, I also do presentations and for some reason I keep being asked to show the windows open and I thought rather than telling my clients the program doesn't do that, to just give them what they want, so I just thought Id try something new! I like to learn new things. The main style of window used here in South Africa on the East coast is top hung small opening due in part to the weather and also in part to crime. (Of course other windows are used but these seem to be the most popular for these reasons.) So, it's not so much about documentation as it is presentation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve3373 View Post
    I really want to get into making windows. I can make windows do everything I want
    except for one thing: opening. This would require a plane to pivot and Im just too dim
    to get that to work. Is there anyone that has managed to do this? It seems like such a simple
    task but it is definitely beyond me!

    Any tutorials or videos would be greatly appreciated.

    Steve
    hi, See this thread https://www.revitforum.org/architect...amilies-2.html, Basically @Aaron Maller gives you a lot of clues of how can you do this, hth

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    Thanks so much- Im checking it out now. I really appreciate the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Jones View Post
    firstly, why would you want to model a window that opens?
    Design intent? Operational clearance checking? Fun?

    I can't say I've ever taken on the task of windows, but since I've dropped more hours than I care to share on making my doors openable at the click of a button, I can certainly see the attraction - and, prompted by this thread, am now thinking why not!

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