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Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 2:38:48 AM | Custom curtain panel "screen"

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Hi,

Can anyone offer some advice.....   I am trying to create a curtain panel "screen" which will be a sunshading device set approximately 1-1/2' from the exterior curtain wall of a highrise building.  I have tried to create both new curtain wall and curtain panel families with no success.  The "screen" is attached below, in AutoCAD format.  Everytime I try to import the "screen", either for a new family or as a mass, Revit either A) crashes or B) the family does not work. 

 I do not know how to create the solids and voids in the screen  with Revit's solid mass and subtractive mass functions; so I created the 3D geometry in CAD and Rhino.  I do not need the family to be parametric, as all panels will be the same size. 

 Any tips on how to import this CAD file so that it will not crash Revit?  Or, if it would be better to re-draw it in Revit, how do I create solids and voids?

Thanks!


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Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 2:33:45 PM | Custom curtain panel "screen"

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You didn't attached anything but about your question "how do I create solids and voids?"

See this video: http://designreform.net/2008/04/revit-modeling-operations/

 


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Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 11:06:25 PM | Custom curtain panel "screen"

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Well, I finally was able to create a curtain panel family for my screen.  However, the family must be almost too large for the Revit file, as every time I create a new curtain panel on my floorplans Revit almost crashes.  Any suggestions in keeping the file size down?  I created the family using simple solids and voids.

 

Cad drawing attached.....And Revit family attached. 

 The screens are supposed to be vertical floor to ceiling screens.

Thanks for any help!



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Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 7:26:34 PM | Custom curtain panel "screen"

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Create ONLY one panel like this but ALL parametric then you can adjust the panels in the project, you have a "Mess" in that family...

 



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