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Tue, May 3, 2016 at 7:08:13 PM | adjustable louver frame family

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I made a louver frame family (not a curtain panel or something tho) and Its cool and all, but I would like to make the louver angles adjustable. likethe pic I include. should I make a reference LINE on the plane? it doesn't seem to flex though. can someone point me in the right direction?

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Thu, May 5, 2016 at 6:05:56 PM | adjustable louver frame family

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I would make a louvre blade with parameters for angle and length. To do this, you would draw reference lines for angle of louvre blade, lock it to the angle parameter and then create the 3d louvre blade and lock it to the reference lines.

I would load that as a child family into a parent family that is already been setup with a frame which has parameters setup for height, width and frame thickness. The length and angle parameter of the child family will have to be wired up to the length and angle parameter of the parent family. You will then need to create an array parameter for the louvre blade child family that links the child family to a maximum vertical spacing distance. ie the taller the louvre blade the more louvres ( This video explains how in ladder rung setup - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5MyzijIuco)

Have you looked through Revitcity's library for one? There does appear to be a few there that have parameters for height/width/angle etc already setup. Seems a shame to reinvent the wheel.

http://www.revitcity.com/downloads.php?action=view&object_id=4856

http://www.revitcity.com/downloads.php?action=downloadnow&object_id=4856&object_file_type=rfa

http://www.revitcity.com/downloads.php?action=downloadnow&object_id=4092&object_file_type=rfa

 

 


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Thu, May 5, 2016 at 7:09:35 PM | adjustable louver frame family

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Ahh Cool. Yes that works. I think I wasn't being clear too. though this works. I had tried to make my blades oval in section and couldn't lock the arcs to the angling part. a rectangular section in the blade makes this a lot easier, and also you can't really tell the difference in the views if the blades are curved a little or not. 

thanks for the links. the first one is good. I like how he used a formula with sine of the blade angle to adjust the number of blades in the opening. Clever. so as the angle of the blades approach 90 verticle, the division tends to a factor of 1, thereby dividing the opening evenly. 


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