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Fri, May 1, 2015 at 3:35:15 PM | Modular Project

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I'm working on a project with modular walls and would like to get a little feedback from folks that may have done this before.  We need to see the seems of the panels in plan (so we know when one of the modular panel is cut and where that cut lands) so I've built the walls using the Curtain Wall tool and made a "mullion" that is just a couples of lines very close together.  I have the vertical and horizontal grids at a fixed distance.  See the attached file if you're interested.  My Curtain Panel is a generic wall for the time being.

I'm open to suggestions on better ways to do the whole project, so don't worry about telling me to go back to the drawing board.  Some of the issues:

1. When I attach the walls to the roof, along the rake side there are almost always some number of panels that want to be deleted and are automatically replaced with the Glazed System Panel.  I created a 4" thick "Glazed" panel for a work around to this problem, but on occasion the offending panel needs a door or window in it, which doesn't work in the Glazed Panel.  Any suggestions?

2.  When windows or doors cross a panel joint, I have to host the door (or window) to one panel and create a wall opening in the other panel the door cuts into so that there's not a wall cutting into my door opening.  See the attached file.  Additional work I would like to avoid.  

3.  Some of the units will have stucco.  The stucco doesn't need the joints that are in the Curtain Wall, so my work around was to create a separate wall the thickness of the stucco system around the outside.  However this means that I have to go back and do wall openings in the stucco wall for all the doors and windows.  Again, additional work I would like to avoid.

If the answer is that this is the only way to achieve what I'm trying to do, so be it.  If you have experience, please let me know.

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Ben

 


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Fri, May 1, 2015 at 3:41:31 PM | Modular Project

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Why not just do this as a normal wall and add reveals for the joints?  There is nothing attached to your post so it's hard to see exactly what you mean.. and image would be helpful.


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Fri, May 1, 2015 at 3:56:57 PM | Modular Project

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Ah.  It didn't upload.  Sorry.  See attached.  

I went with the curtain wall because it would automatically space the joints and I don't have to chase the reveal spacing everytime a wall moves or is lengthened, etc.  We have around 8 units in schematic, so expediance and automation is key.  Also, the reveal would cut through the stucco, unless I continued with the same workaround outlned above.  

 


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Fri, May 1, 2015 at 3:59:11 PM | Modular Project

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Still nothing attached.  Be careful of size there is a 2Mb limit


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Fri, May 1, 2015 at 4:01:02 PM | Modular Project

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See image.  I couldn't get the Revit file small enough.



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Fri, May 1, 2015 at 4:03:45 PM | Modular Project

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Reveals or a model pattern are going to be your best and easiest solutions I think.


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Fri, May 1, 2015 at 4:27:09 PM | Modular Project

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Thanks, but the reveals take more additional effort than we've been doing.  We tried it for a half a day.  The pattern doesn't show the cut panels in plan.  I also forgot to mention that we need to dimension the cut panels in plan (anything shorter than 3'-10" standard width).  It sounds like the path we're going is the best option, then.  Thanks.


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Fri, May 1, 2015 at 4:52:39 PM | Modular Project

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Regular walls will work so much better.

Here is something to look at and try:  EDxplore the project and the pC Panel and Tag families.

 

The Red lines are a sub-category and would normally be off in VG.



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Fri, May 1, 2015 at 6:07:46 PM | Modular Project

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Thanks for the suggestion and the panel family.  I will dig in and see if it will work out.  

 


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