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Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 7:53:35 AM | Openings in free form designs




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Im busy exploring the possibility of doing an organic design in revit 2010 whereas i would usually stick to modeling it in MAX.


The only problem i have at the moment is the openings. I started off with a free form mass and made walls by faces. Then made openings by using a generic wall based fam. NOW, the Q is, how do i make a window frame and glazing etc to fit the opening. The glazing will obviously have to be faceted i.e. a curtain system, but how will I get the opening and the curtain system to coincide and still accomodate changes?


The attached images is just a quick 30min test (its not the design!!!!!! haha) I'll try get permission from the client to post the design images, but hes pretty secretive and wants to keep a very low profile.


Thx in advance peeps!


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Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 12:58:14 AM | Openings in free form designs




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HI - 

I am creating structures similar. Could you tell how you created those or if you guide to some videos or tutorials. I have never really played around with conceptual mass.

I am attaching a photo of an entrance and window displays.

Your reply will be greatly appreciated ! 



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Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 2:59:54 AM | Openings in free form designs



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Geometry works like in every modelling program. You can make sweeps, but you need to define rails, and profiles.

You can make an extrusion, if you define a profile, and a line to host it.

You can make a Bolean substraction, only if you have a main object, and a intersected object to substract (void).

You can make a loft, if you have some profiles to describe the changes of the loft.

You can make a revolution, if you have an axis and a profile. Thats all.

You can describe almost everything with those. And the original question was, how to cut holes on a loft? >_> well, you can do the loft in several ways, i do it with an adaptive component as a profile, hosted in new elevation planes ( you can add more planes clicking on create planes, and with the plan plane as host),

then i choose all the profiles, and click "creategeometry". After that, on plan view i create a rectangle, create a void from it, and cut the loft. Tadaaah xD

i add a sample to that original question. The procedures are on youtube, or in, but you have to imagine the solution to the geometry.


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