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Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 2:54:36 AM | How to edit a curtain wall grid in a curved and sloped surface

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Hi all:

I need help in my project. I have been trying to create a curved curtain wall which is making 80 degree angle with the ground level. The curved wall is also making a slope from it's highest point to it's lowest point ( please see the attached image). I tried 2 options

1. first I created an in place mass in the project and on the face of the mass I placed the curtain wall. Unfortunately the grid lines are not showing parallel with the ground and it's not leting me to change the direction!

2. I tried to create a conceptual mass in Revit 2011 and then used intersect tool to create the grid lines. The horizontal lines are showing but as soon as the grid line on A hits  the sloped surface it is not creating the grid line. 

If  someone in this forum can help me that will be appreciated. Thank you all in advance.

 

 



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Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 2:47:47 PM | How to edit a curtain wall grid in a curved and sloped surface

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it's a tricky one which I must admit I haven't quite resolved myself.

 I've done it in two ways

(1) Create a mass the shape you want. This is quite easy, in-place mass, draw curve etc and then in the 3D view you can drag the end profiles (see attached image), then pick curtain system, pick the face of the curved wall and it will create the curved curtain wall. HOWEVER this isn't quite right as unfortunately it splits the system equally and the transoms (mullions in Revit terminology) will follow the same profile i.e. they will slope when you probably want them to be horizontal

(2) Create a curtain wall in the 'typical' manner, split the system and use the Empty System Panel to effectively cut out the sections you don't want.

I'm not sure if that helps as all and I'm by no means a advance Revit user so that's about as far as my knowledge goes I'm afraid



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Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 2:51:22 PM | How to edit a curtain wall grid in a curved and sloped surface

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Sorry Ignore my post I was busy and didn't read your original threat correctly (if I did I've had seen you've already tried what I suggested) Note to self read things through more thoroughly!

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Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 10:47:02 PM | How to edit a curtain wall grid in a curved and sloped surface

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Hi Steve:

Thanks for your reply. I tried those but it is not creating my grids on the surface where the line is meeting the sloped surface. I wiah I could found it! I have gone to the books, u-tube but nothing is helping me!

 


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Wed, May 11, 2011 at 7:59:36 AM | How to edit a curtain wall grid in a curved and sloped surface

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Sigma,

I am using Revit Architecture 2011 and having a similar case therefore found the same problem like you.  My wall is a bit different, it's vertically curved, but the idea is that the wall IS NOT a basic straight wall.  Please see sketch picture attached.

I am echoing you to ask for HELP in this forum.

Regards.

 



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Wed, May 11, 2011 at 7:12:14 PM | How to edit a curtain wall grid in a curved and sloped surface

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newrevituser,

 

do you need this to be done in curtain wall.

If so, then i would suggest to create a conceptual mass and create a curtain pattern base panel family for the curtain wall module.

 


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Wed, May 11, 2011 at 10:55:51 PM | How to edit a curtain wall grid in a curved and sloped surface

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Try creating the curtain wall from system, I think that was what it was called, I had an even simpler one, and had to manually place each panel edge, look at curtain wall systems, the keyword being systems because these were much more flexible (My knowledge is dated to 2009 though, but at least trying to point you in right direction).

 

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Thu, May 12, 2011 at 7:28:01 AM | How to edit a curtain wall grid in a curved and sloped surface

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pchan and thetabest,

Thank you for your suggestion pchan, I think in-place mass is the way to do it.  It's a bit tricky though.. 

The wall is actually a cladding system with panels. I think the best way to model it is by using  curtain wall system, just like thetabest comment  "... because these were much more flexible "

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Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 5:19:36 PM | How to edit a curtain wall grid in a curved and sloped surface

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Hi everybody,

any update regarding the curtainwall on mass?

Also in my case if the edges are not vertical, the mullions will not be vertical neither...

any other suggestion?

 

thanks


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Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 9:40:40 PM | How to edit a curtain wall grid in a curved and sloped surface

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Has anyone figured this out? I have a wall alomst identical in geometry to the one in Sigma's original post. When I apply a curtain system to the mass I created, all of the 'vertical' grid lines are angled, not vertical. I have scoured the internet for videos or forum suggestions, and can't seem to find anything.

Has anyone figured this one out?

Thanks a lot.  


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