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Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 2:06:46 PM | Precast Panels - It's like pulling teeth!




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I work for a small company that is using Revit for a pre-fab home factory.  We make homes out of a special series of concrete panels.  Every wall/roof/floor is a concrete.

Revit is a wonderfull program, it can do everything except make concrete panels.  (the only thing I need it to do).  I am looking for the solution for making the panels.

 I cannot use the curtain wall idea.  I must use the a wall type to get all the parametric data.  I am currently using a 6" wall type for the wall and another wall type for the joint (which is 1/16" long).  I will make a wall then split it, then insert my 'joint' wall and use the cut geometry command to embed that wall into the other.  (question #1: is that roombounding?)  This has appeared to 'work' but it becomes an entire nightmare if I need to edit the floorplan.

 I find when I move walls, revit wants to join all walls that meet (even though they are split).  The best part of my day is when 4 walls come together and I have to add those wall joints.  This is a horrible edit, in which rather eat sketchy worms off fear factor than do.

I wonder if I would be better off using Massings for my walls.  Does anyone have any Idea's?  I've combed through here and augi on the Precast panels topic, no one has mentioned my temp solution.  All the ideas I have seen are to sastisfy the drawing visually.  I need it to be both parametric and visually satifying.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 2:46:30 PM | Precast Panels - It's like pulling teeth!



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My first question is why do you split the walls? Do you have to have some sort of count?


I would use vertical wall reveals to define the panel breaks like shown on the attached. As you will see, they can completely cut the wall.


BTW - You can dimension to these and you can copy them in plan spacing them at the correct intervals. 

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Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 4:15:15 PM | Precast Panels - It's like pulling teeth!




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If the last post won't work for you for some reason, you can use the "disallow join" feature to fix the problem with your wall intersections. Just right click the blue dot wall handle and its in the menu. I had a similar problem with a tilt wall building that I was working on.

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