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Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:09:59 AM | Complex Window Families

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Someone in our office has modeled a complex window family where the initial opening in the template is deleted and several voids are extruded to cut through the various materials in the wall (i.e. brick opening, core opening, finish opening).   When loaded into the project, the window does not appear correctly in plan.  It seems as is the voids are blocking all of the solid extrusions.  This window was modeled according to a "How to" revit article.  All steps were followed.  Why is the window not appearing correctly in plan?

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Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:02:08 AM | Complex Window Families

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Because it was still probably modeled incorrectly. 

 

If you want someone to look at the family, post it.  Otherwise nobody can answer you - just too complex to guess.


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Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:52:03 AM | Complex Window Families

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Sorry. I forgot to attach the family.  You will see that it looks ok in plan in the family.  It only views incorrectly when loaded into a project.



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Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 1:02:09 PM | Complex Window Families

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 "This window was modeled according to a "How to" revit article.  All steps were followed.  Why is the window not appearing correctly in plan?"

WHAT??? are jokking right? You don't have any Dimension or Parameter in this window... How do you want to control THIS window in the project? The unique dimensions that appear are the "Automatic Sketch Dimensions"...

 



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Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 1:42:29 PM | Complex Window Families

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You mean a complex window families like the attached images? Typhoon is right, you need a series of parameters driving the thickness of the internal/external claddings that can be either instance or type based. 

 

And the reason you use void sweeps/extrusions rather than openings is due to the fact that you can only have one opening OR many voids cutting the wall, not both.

 

Hope this helps! 

 



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