Thought I’d revive an old thread to add a few comments about face based windows In sloping walls as some people in my office were having issues with this and I’d thought I’d post this for all to share.
Just wondering if anyone has used a ‘face based window’ in a sloped wall and managed to get it to cut in plan? I’m guessing No. If you have, please tell me and ignore my spiel!
Using a faced based window is great as you can place them at a whim, but alas they won’t cut in plan.
This is because according to the component, it is not being seen ‘in plan’ as is it not aligned to the cut plane, so displays in all it modelled glory!
My current work around is to use model lines drawn on the ‘bottom’ plane within the face based window family, add a subcategory called ‘Sloped Window’ (or whatever you like) for the modelled frame and glass.
Then in your project floor plan turn off the ‘Sloped Window’ subcategory to reveal you model lines. You’ll have to adjust your cut plane to where your window begins to cut the wall. (see attached image)
Few things to note, because the window isn’t technically being seen square on in elevations you’ll have to add your ‘swing’ lines to indicate an openable sash as model lines!
Also as mentioned above face based windows will only host to walls ‘placed by face’ not modelled in place.
I haven’t seen any movement on the sloping windows/walls issue in Revit 2011.
Of course if you only have one or two windows in your sloping wall ignore faced based windows and make an In place window component. This will cut in plan, just not that useful when there’s lot of windows in your sloping walls!