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Fri, May 11, 2012 at 4:10:35 PM | Assembly Schedule - structural opening




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Hi, I'm new here. Apologies if this has been asked before - I'm sure it has as it seems to be a fundamental thing. What I need to do: I have a building with strip windows made up of individual frames. I need to be able to schedule the following: 1. Window number 2. 'Group' (or opening) number 3. Window dimensions 4. Group (or opening) dimensions (structural opening) I have modelled this situation by using individual windows as families, grouped together into an assembly. So far, I have worked out how to get a schedule showing window number, window dimensions and assembly number, but it seems like there is no way of extracting the overall structural opening. Can anyone think of a neat way of doing this? My only idea, which seems clunky and counter-intuitive, would be to create a 'dummy' window type which consists of just an opening with width/height as instance parameters, which can then be locked to the outer edges of the windows, and then scheduled separately. However, apart from being weird, this would have the added disadvantage that the constituent window frames would not 'know' which opening they were part of. I can see that the other way to achieve this would be to go back to square one and re-model all the openings as curtain walls with windows as panels, although for obvious reasons I am loathed to do this (not least because we have to freeze structural openings on our model in 2 days time!) Any ideas would be very much appreciated. Thom

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Sat, May 12, 2012 at 7:57:25 AM | Assembly Schedule - structural opening




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Hi Bug,

I may not fully understand the complexity of your question, but I came across a pretty good tutorial on windows in masonry openings here:

I wonder if you could have:

 a family with multiple windows nested in it with a scheduled parameter for the masonry opening that is either a labeled dimension between referance planes

 - OR -

 a calculated value that is the sum of the multiple window widths plus a constant value (width+width+width+4 inches)

so far you can schedule:

1. individual window number

2. group label

3. individual window width and height

but not:

4. 'group' (masonry) opening width and height

If you can get nested windows to schedule and have multiple family types for different opening sizes would that solve your problem? It sounds like that would mean starting over.

(sorry should have said that the image is just a snapshot from the tutorial - was thinking that if you dimensioned the outer most reference planes and labeled the dimensions you could get it to report in a schedule for the width and height of your structural opening)

Edited on: Sat, May 12, 2012 at 3:44:51 AM

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