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Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 10:48:05 PM | Window in wall w/ brick veneer

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sorry for posting this in the wrong place previously.

 I need a good tutorial or such for editing a window so that it hosts properly in a stud wall w/ a brick veneer at the walls base.  Currently my window and trims react to the entire wall thickness despite the fact that it only cuts thru the stud portion of the stacked wall type

 



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Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 11:06:35 PM | Window in wall w/ brick veneer

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Stacked walls can create this type of problem. 

 

I would modify the family so that I had a setback variable from the wall face.


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Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 11:13:02 PM | Window in wall w/ brick veneer

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Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 11:22:22 PM | Window in wall w/ brick veneer

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You need to learn how to build families.  There are tutorials in the links area here on RevitCity. Look under resources ... DGCad is a good place to start.

 

You need to build the window family that is constrained to a reference plane.  The location of this reference plane in relation to the wall face is a variable that you set when you place the window.

 

This is a useful exercise that you will use many times.  Start with building a simple extrusion/ window family ... learn how to control that, then you can add other elements.


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Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 11:23:52 PM | Window in wall w/ brick veneer

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BTW ... If you absolutly can't wait to learn how to do it right, then split your wall and only host your window in the thinner wall......

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Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 1:39:01 PM | Window in wall w/ brick veneer

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An architect I was working with had the same problem. What I did was open the window family and create a new reference plane parallel with the wall and named it "outside of window". I created a new instance length parameter called "Window Depth", and tied it to the inside face of the wall and the new reference plane. I then took all the geometry that was originally tied to the outside face of the wall, and tied it to the new reference plane. What this did was allow the family to cut through all the layers of the wall, but stop the window itself (frame, etc.) at a specified distance (Window Depth) from the inside face of the host wall. Essentially, you will be creating a replacement for the outside face of wall constraint.

 

Unfortunately, I no longer have access to the family I made, and I don't have revit at the moment, so I can't recreate it. It shouldn't be to hard for another forum member here to throw together a rough window, or if that doesn't work I can install Revit (I've been meaning to anyway) and recreate it.Howeve, I would encourage you to try to figure out how to do it on your own.


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Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 3:48:23 PM | Window in wall w/ brick veneer

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I'd love to figure it out myself, but I'm new to revit and this is all Greek to me.  I open a window family and all I see are lines I don't know how to manipulate.

i guess I'm going to try and find a good family tutorial...


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Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 4:24:19 PM | Window in wall w/ brick veneer

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Yeah, it is a bit confusing at first, and this is quite a project if you have no experience. I currently have time, and I'm downloading Revit right now. If you want, send me an email (tjkennedy3891@yahoo.com) and I might be able to work something out with you.

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