RevitCity.com Logo

Home  |  Forums  |  Downloads  |  Gallery  |  News & Articles  |  Resources  |  Jobs  |  FAQ  |  SearchSearch  |  Join  |  LoginLogin

Welcome !

229 Users Online (85 Members): Show Users Online - Most ever was 626 - Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:00:17 PM

 

Forums

Forums >> Revit Building >> Technical Support >> How do I Add an Area Parameter for Glass in a Window Family?

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |

Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 11:21:48 PM | How do I Add an Area Parameter for Glass in a Window Family?

#1

pamoroso


active
pamoroso Avatar

Joined: Mon, Oct 1, 2007
65 Posts
3.5 Stars: 3 Votes


My contractor wants glass areas / open areas from all of the Windows in our project. When I go to the Instance Properties there is no Area Value as there would be for a Wall, for example. I am trying to edit the family for the window and I added the Area parameter, but it isnt calculating any area. How would I do something like this? 


-----------------------------------

 

 

This user is offline

 

Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 4:09:35 AM | How do I Add an Area Parameter for Glass in a Window Family?

#2

pchan


active
pchan Avatar

Joined: Wed, Mar 5, 2008
208 Posts
5 Stars: 5 Votes


I would suggest to create a shared parameter in the window family. Area parameter should be able to achieve by width x height and use "area" as a shared parameter (fill in the value in the formula)

once you are back in the project, you should be able to schedule the area from the window schedule.

use the value as well as the wall area to do your cals.

It will be a bit of manual process anyway since Revit doesn't automatic calculate that

You might need to set up extra parameter for the walls to tell which side of the wall area/window area to be calculated.

 


This user is offline

 

Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 8:54:42 AM | How do I Add an Area Parameter for Glass in a Window Family?

#3

emgeeo


active

Joined: Wed, Mar 12, 2008
322 Posts
3.5 Stars: 7 Votes


You also have an option to do calculated values through schedules, but that means all of your window paramters will need to be schedulable in the first place.  What is glass area exactly; from the inside faces of frames?  If so, then a height*width parameter may not be sufficient, depending on how precise your values need to be.

 

If you are able to schedule frames, then calculating the totals in the schedule will work well, especially if you have multiple frame widths, and/or multiple window families.  If you have to add a shared paramter to each window file (say you have 8-10 loaded into the project) this can be a little time consuming.  Calculating totals through schedules can save this time but only if all window family are consistently built (e.g. paramter names, paramter assignment, etc.)

 

pchans suggesstion and mine will, in principle, accomplish the same thing.  This is just another tool you have at your disposal.


This user is offline

 

Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 3:35:11 PM | How do I Add an Area Parameter for Glass in a Window Family?

#4

pamoroso


active
pamoroso Avatar

Joined: Mon, Oct 1, 2007
65 Posts
3.5 Stars: 3 Votes


Rough opening of the window is fine for glass area. 

I found a discussion that helped me solve this here:

http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?t=482

I am just struggling with the Family Properties 'Types'

Okay I add a Parameter, I get that... and there are both Family and Shared parameters... Obviously I need a Shared parameter for the area values to appear in schedules. When Shared Parameter is selected... the window is all greyed out but the 'Select' button. Now I am trying to find a Shared Parameter File... and this is where I am completely lost and opens a whole new world for me in Revit. What is a Shared Parameter File? Where do I find them? How do I make them? The discussion link that helped me out included one in the zipped file. Which is great and all but I want to know how you go through the process of making one for future use. I open the one provided from the AUGI discussion and its a bunch of text and generate text and was thinking... how do that?


-----------------------------------

 

 

This user is offline

 

Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 4:03:33 PM | How do I Add an Area Parameter for Glass in a Window Family?

#5

WWHub


site moderator|||

Joined: Tue, May 16, 2006
13079 Posts
3.5 Stars: 369 Votes


When you are lost, look in your HELP first:>  Setting Up Shared Parameter Files  simply search <parameter> and start learning.


This user is offline

 

Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 5:10:58 PM | How do I Add an Area Parameter for Glass in a Window Family?

#6

pamoroso


active
pamoroso Avatar

Joined: Mon, Oct 1, 2007
65 Posts
3.5 Stars: 3 Votes


Thank you sir! I am now educated! Smile 


-----------------------------------

 

 

This user is offline

 

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 8:32:17 PM | How do I Add an Area Parameter for Glass in a Window Family?

#7

narenvangamudi


Joined: Tue, Nov 8, 2011
6 Posts
No Rating


http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Revit-Architecture/calculating-glazing-percentage/m-p/1985176/highlight/false#M19553

I was struggling with this and found this link (above) in which I added a comment too. Let's see if 2014 answers our questions.


This user is offline

 

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 9:40:43 PM | How do I Add an Area Parameter for Glass in a Window Family?

#8

palladio1234


active

Joined: Wed, Jan 6, 2010
99 Posts
5 Stars: 2 Votes


If you have the same window over and over you could calc the area for one window and multiply by how many windows you have Smile 


This user is offline

View Website

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |



Similar Threads

Thread/Thread Starter

Forum

Last Post

Replies

formula using <Family type> parameter

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 3:01:58 PM

1

window inset parameter for the Revit 2017 OOTB windows

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 1:55:22 PM

1

creating window with glass area constraint

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 8:58:44 PM

1

Window parameter for overhead door

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 12:50:10 PM

2

window frame family + nested window frame fill

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 12:31:30 PM

0

Site Stats

Members:

1633533

Objects:

22068

Forum Posts:

151657

Job Listings:

3

Sponsored Ads

Home | Forums | Downloads | Gallery | News & Articles | Resources | Jobs | Search | Advertise | About RevitCity.com | Link To Us | Site Map | Member List | Firm List | Contact Us

Copyright 2003-2010 Pierced Media LC, a design company. All Rights Reserved.

Page generation time: 2.7483

Login

User Name:

Password:

Remember Me  

Forgot Password?

Search Forums

Advanced Search

Search Forums

Advanced Search


Clear Highlights


Clear Highlights