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Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 1:25:15 PM | Windows in leaning walls

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A little easy trick to make nice windows in leaning walls:

Start up with a Generic Model by Face and extrude your window. Put an cutting void at the back, cutting the Face at a depth of minimum of your thickest wall. Then change your "Family and Parameters" under "Settings" to window.

Voila!

You've got a window that cuts the wall nicely and by face.



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Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 4:53:28 PM | Windows in leaning walls

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cheer's!

just to let people know it will only work correctly with walls that were made with the pick face tool, it will not work with inplace famlies.


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Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 1:10:00 AM | Windows in leaning walls

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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!

 

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Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 6:11:28 PM | Windows in leaning walls

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This is very helpful. Thanks!

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Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 7:51:24 PM | Windows in leaning walls

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By the way, 'By Face' family window is cut properly in plan view if you set family category not as 'Window' but as 'Generic model'. Though it is not technically a window anymore.



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Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 2:49:46 AM | Windows in leaning walls

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Yes! Generic models do cut. Should have updated this previously.

I have a new work around for this. Nest a generic model into a face based window family. The generic model will cut and display correctly and as it's hosted into a window family it will still schedule and count as a window!


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