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Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 4:33:13 PM | Custom Precast Family

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I recently learned a new trick of using a curtainwall to create precast walls. I set grid lines every 10' in order to make 10' precast sections along the curtainwall. I am creating a custom family so that the precast will have reveals in it. I started a new family under "curtain wall panel" template to get the precast to look the way I want. When I load it into my project and select the 10' wide curtain panel and change the type to my custom precast section, it inserts a panel that is 14'-6 1/2" wide rather than the 10' that I created it as and the 10' curtain panel I have selected. In the properties of the custom panel when selected even says it is 10 wide, but it is actually the 14'-6 1/2" width. 

Any ideas why this is happening?

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Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 4:52:31 PM | Custom Precast Family

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You are using a curtain wall....curtain wall panel sizes are defined by the curtainwall.

 

Although you can make curtainwalls work somewhat for panelized walls, I think this process is very awkward.  I prefer using normal walls and using a void family.   See my post here.  You can create a family to identify, tag and schedule each panel.


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Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 7:33:02 PM | Custom Precast Family

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That sounds like a good method. However, I am not very confident with creating, loading, and using my own families yet. How would you create this void family?

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Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 7:48:12 PM | Custom Precast Family

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Attached is the look I am trying to achieve for my panels. The reveals are 1" wide by 1/2" deep. I belive what you suggested earlier was a way to divide a wall into sections.



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