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Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 2:30:50 PM | How do you make a canted or leaning curtainwall?

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I've searched the forums and found a suggestion about making an in-place family. I've messed around with in-place families this afternoon as a novice and I'm not having much luck. So, I'm not sure if this is the right way to make a canted curtainwall. Does anyone here have experience in this arena?

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Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 9:15:51 AM | RE: How do you make a canted or leaning curtainwall?

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Try this link. I believe I saw a lesson on that subject here although I can't recall which lesson it was. Lots of hepful information here. Hope that helps. http://auonline.mentorware.net/servlet/mware.servlets.StudentServlet

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Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 9:37:03 AM | RE: How do you make a canted or leaning curtainwall?

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Hi I don't know if I'm missunderstanding your problem but have you tried to create a blend mass with the leaning sides and then go to create curtain system by face and selecting the leaning faces of your mass

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Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 5:02:20 PM | RE: How do you make a canted or leaning curtainwall?

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I couldn't get into the auonline site without a login and password. Perhaps I need to register. I did try applying a curtain system to the face of a mass and then deleting the mass. I think I can make that work in this application. The tricky part might be getting the mass just right at first. Thanks, this certainly gives me some direction!!

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Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 5:10:05 PM | RE: How do you make a canted or leaning curtainwall?

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From http://revitrants.blogspot.com


16. How do I create a canted/slanted/tilted wall?

You need to create a mass to give you the correct angled surface of which to place your slanted wall. Masses are used as an invisible framework to control entire building layouts or complex geometry such as this.

Once you have created your mass, either by solid extrusion or a blend (depending on the slanted walls complexity), you can use the Wall->By Face option. Just select the type of wall you'd like to place then pick the surface.

Then its just a matter of turning your mass visibility off...

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Sat, Jul 15, 2006 at 6:32:42 AM | RE: How do you make a canted or leaning curtainwall?

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Thanks Mr Spot. I'll practice with masses to achieve the correct surface. By the way, I've got a buddy over there on your continent with wicked 3D rendering skills. http://www.digital-harmonics.com/

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Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 10:17:33 AM | RE: How do you make a canted or leaning curtainwall?

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The curtain wall applied to the face of a mass (blend) worked fantastically. See attached jpeg of my model. Thanks to everyone for their help!

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Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:11:58 PM | How do you make a canted or leaning curtainwall?

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I tried to make a mass and apply wall by face - Revit told me that "storefront wall is incompatable with this command.  Only basic wall types are allowed".

 

I did a mass by extrusion... i don't know what a mass blend is - could that be the problem?


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Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 1:07:54 PM | How do you make a canted or leaning curtainwall?

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You can apply a Curtain wall by face to mass and look what is a "Solid Blend", check your HELP menu...

 



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Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 8:07:26 PM | How do you make a canted or leaning curtainwall?

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Unless this has changed, your Mass needs to be in the Generic Model family.  If you're trying to apply a wall by face to a light fixture family, it will not work, for example.  I do not believe that even the wall category works either :-/ I don't understand it, but there it is.

 

Anyway, The type of massing tool you use does not affect the ability to make a wall by face.  Extrusion, blend, sweep, they're all good.  Extremely tight curves, at a radius smaller than the thickness of your wall, will sabatoge you, obviously.  Use sweeps, in my opinion.  Easiest to modify, allows the greatest complexity.  


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