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    Formwork

    Hi guys! I want to create a family for metal formwork. Im thinking about use curtain walls or component but im not sure. I need something like the next pictures..

    http://mikemcteer.com/wp-content/upl.../revit-019.jpg

    http://mikemcteer.com/wp-content/upl.../revit-014.jpg

    Can you give some ideas about what you think will be the best way to create it?

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    Regular components. Not a curtain wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Regular components. Not a curtain wall.
    Can you give some reasons bro? I think curtain walls will be good idea because it will divide the panels automatic, but im having some problems with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by luisb990 View Post
    Can you give some reasons bro? I think curtain walls will be good idea because it will divide the panels automatic, but im having some problems with it
    Hence the reason to use regular components.....Group em if you want to use them in other places...

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    Quote Originally Posted by luisb990 View Post
    Can you give some reasons bro? I think curtain walls will be good idea because it will divide the panels automatic, but im having some problems with it
    Because the curtain wall tool only does one thing: it makes a repetitive system of simple panels and even simpler mullions, that are based on a profile extrusion only. And it breaks the mullions up in quantities in a way that can only be described as annoying, to put it mildly.

    I know a lot of folks that think the CW tool is great for a lot, but a well built component will out do it in every way, for formwork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Because the curtain wall tool only does one thing: it makes a repetitive system of simple panels and even simpler mullions, that are based on a profile extrusion only. And it breaks the mullions up in quantities in a way that can only be described as annoying, to put it mildly.

    I know a lot of folks that think the CW tool is great for a lot, but a well built component will out do it in every way, for formwork.
    Ok bro, you right.. Thanks! i'll do it with component!

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    Gents,

    I've drooled over those pictures of Revit formwork too. I am also gearing mentally to do something similar. I've been looking on here, the internet, for quite a while for something like this. Just saw an Autobot University video of some company in france that uses revit, the next all their parts and pieces in their family and then do a nasty awesome excel export. Would love to hear about any roadblocks you might have and your progress. Did you actually do it - or just dream big?

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    You mean something like this?
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    Yes... sort of. Those look like EFCO forms, I'm using steel strong backs and alumabeams. Pretty basic and classic approach to big walls.
    I have been using REVIT, TEKLA, and SketchUP.. But, desperately want to just use REVIT and hook it up to an excel database, maybe even Access..
    Formwork-formwork-1.png

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    I actually think you might be better off using an adaptive component family.

    You can set the length of each "panel" as a sort of standard length (I assume the strong back comes at some kind of fixed length?)

    Anyhow, maybe just check out some of the adaptive component family tutorials on youtube you will see loads of them.
    this will give you pretty accurate control, and also allow you to do more irregular forms when needed.

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