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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:49:10 PM | Converting curtainwall into wireframe

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Helllo all,

I am trying to take a curtainwall model that we got from an architect and convert it into a wireframe for export into AutoCAD. Does anyone know a way to convert a curtainwall mullion into a single line? Is it even possible? I only need lines representing the outline of the units and intermediate mullions, no system depth. Also, I am using Revit 2012.

 


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 2:22:16 PM | Converting curtainwall into wireframe

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I would think a simple elevation view will give you this when exported.  Did you try it?


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 2:37:34 PM | Converting curtainwall into wireframe

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I have not, but I should have added in my first post that the model needs to be 3-D.


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 2:42:09 PM | Converting curtainwall into wireframe

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So you are saying that you only want to see a single 2D line in a 3D model?


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 2:44:26 PM | Converting curtainwall into wireframe

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Basically, yes


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 3:08:46 PM | Converting curtainwall into wireframe

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That is a little confusing.  3D includes depth....

Export the elevation to CAD - 2D, then import that elevation into an elevation and don't check "this view only".  The linework will now be 3D.  DON'T EXPLODE!!!! But you can delete alyers you don't need.

 

Another way is to import into an elevation in a family and explode - delete what you don't want and make sure all linework is 3D.


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 3:09:01 PM | Converting curtainwall into wireframe

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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 5:09:08 PM | Converting curtainwall into wireframe

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DG ^^^ Read above your post.


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 6:28:57 PM | Converting curtainwall into wireframe

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The elevations will only work for two sides of the building as there is a corner of the building that has radiused units. Do you know if there is a way to export the curtain wall grid itself, without the curtainwall?


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 6:40:31 PM | Converting curtainwall into wireframe

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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 6:51:23 PM | Converting curtainwall into wireframe

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Radiused curtain walls are just segmented curtainwalls.  You will have to do a seperate elevation for each segment ....

 

I still don't understand why you do this as a 3d wireframe...

 


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 6:55:17 PM | Converting curtainwall into wireframe

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We need the 3-D wireframe for some in-house programs that derive their information from a 3-D wireframe in AutoCAD. I need to turn the outline of the units, with horizontals, into 3-D ploylines. From there, they are basically placeholders for information. The SF and LF for materials are calculated based on these "cells" and then materials and profiles are assigned and calculated based on that.


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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 7:08:44 PM | Converting curtainwall into wireframe

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For "curved" curtain walls, I wonder where their work plan is?  Exterior face?

 

I suggest for curved curtain walls, you add 3D line work setting each plane as a work plane ... one at a time.... ouch!

 

Now that I understand your reason, I have a suggestion that should work.  Remove all the mullions and leave the glass panels.  Then export the walls in 3D mode.  This will give 6 planes for each panel.  In Autocad, go to plan views; cross the back plane and delete.  This will leave the front planes.


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