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Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 7:49:36 PM | Board and Batten wall

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Anyone out there have a model of a board and batten wall to share?

 


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Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 7:49:52 AM | Board and Batten wall

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Made a pretty Simple Board and Batten wall based generic model family for ya. Fully Parametric using an array for the battens and visibility on/off for boards



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Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 9:54:14 AM | Board and Batten wall

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This is one of those items I would never model.   Just like bricks or a metal panel, use a material.


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Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 10:55:37 AM | Board and Batten wall

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Having this as a pattern would be impractical I think as any wall you place this on would be unique and thus you would have to make a new pattern every time for it to look right. It is most likely that you would only use this a few times for feature walls and you would also likely want to render it so to have it modeled in my opinion is better.


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Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 7:28:18 AM | Board and Batten wall

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marmiketin1,   A board and batten pattern is just like a brick pattern.   It is fixed by the unit sizes and would be universally used.

 

But your wall based family would have some real problems.   How does it work around windows, doors and other openings as well as what happens at a gable roof end?


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Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 10:41:58 AM | Board and Batten wall

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For a board and batten product like HARDIE Plank or similar I agree that it is driven by a fixed size. However I am thinking my family would be appropriate in custom homes or situations where it is built using wood and then painted or stained and thusly it is not constrained by a products size. I think it really depends on how much it is being used in the scope of a project. It may even be more practical to just use wall sweeps if the pattern you want is not one that repeats and thusly not supported by revit .pat files.


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Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 3:11:00 PM | Board and Batten wall

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Just an FYI - Board and batten as well as board on board is usually always fixed size.  If true B&B, boards are always the maximum size they can get at the best unit cost because of labor and batten costs and they typically want them as a minimum 1x8's.   They would prefer larger but larger lumber today starts to become a premium.  If making fake B&B, be it with plywood panels or hardie panel, the batten strips are typically still spaced to look like true B&B.  (Although the spacing in many images I see are too large because the contractor doesn't want the batten expense.)

 

The board size and regularity of the pattern is still not the issue.   Both of those can be accomodated by the material.   The problem is still applied family intrersections with wall openings and rake areas.   The wall sweep process simply doesn't work for this.  Even vertical wall sweeps will have problems at rake areas or where partially cut by openings (They won't!).  Placing that many battens as wall sweeps would also be a problem and would really impact performance

 

If you really insist on modeling this (I would not) , you could use your base wall thick enough to include the batten then use an in-place void (one void sketch per wall - no need to worry about wall shape or openings) set to the batten thickness that cuts the wall back to the face of the boards.   This would work but then you have a material problem.   You don't want to have to paint every board. 

 

An even better solution is to have the main wall set to the board finish then place a thin batten wall almost against the main wall and join them.  This batten wall would have the void, described above, over it set to cut just this wall thickness.   Because you don't want the void to also cut your main wall, I would cheat and hold it off say a 64th of an inch.


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