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Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 8:41:40 AM | Curtain wall for timber/steel framing


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I'm not sure how many people are already doing this, But for those using revit for smaller projects ie:residential work and they would like to show all the wall framing etc. Then try using curtain walls for the framing members, they're easy to move and manipulate, all you need to do would be setup a curtain wall type with empty panels. Then use normal walls for your cladding and use doors and windows whose frames are not constrained to the exterior/interior face of the wall (ie: you can specify the frame depth independently). This would result in an extremely detailed model that would be very easy to manipulate and change. I'm sure there are quite a few people doing this, but for those who haven't tried it, why not give it a go? Cheers.




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Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 2:56:51 PM | RE: Curtain wall for timber/steel framing




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Sounds like a good tip, I will have to try it when the need arises, thanks for sharing. Do you have any screen shots showing a model with the framing all done? Post edited on 2005-08-26 13:31:08

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Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 3:41:19 PM | RE: Curtain wall for timber/steel framing




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In the attached screen the extenal lift shaft structure has been formed using curtain walls. Not only the vertical elements, but also the cross bracing is a modified system panel. As Mr. Spot says they are extemely easy to form and contol.

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Sun, Aug 28, 2005 at 11:10:59 PM | RE: Curtain wall for timber/steel framing




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Nice idea, Chris! John Mc

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Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 12:38:30 PM | RE: Curtain wall for timber/steel framing




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How do you make the gride line invisible in a 3D view of a cutain wall e.g. trimer studs over lintel etc

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Thu, May 27, 2010 at 7:18:33 AM | Curtain wall for timber/steel framing



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I am exploring something similar to this idea - using Curtian Wall to create a simple wall panel that consists of 2-2x4 wood studs framing the top and bottom of the curtain wall panel, with Cedar panelling bewteen (instead of glazing), but I am not understanding how to define the outer frame of the curtain wall panel. 

All the directions and help discuss are the internal mullions but not the frames.  I am able to construct the panel but 2-2x4 wood stud frames (top and bottom) are not a part of the curtain wall panel - I used 2x4 structural framing members and 'locked' them to the curtain wall panel.  Not the most elegant solution ...

I realize that I am probably missing a very simple step, but I can not 'see' it.  Can someone offer me the missing step?



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