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Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 5:44:11 PM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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Hi folks, I am having a modeling problem that I thought someone might be able to help me with.

I have a curved wall, or a wall with a radius - its actually a "turret" on the front of a house as the entrace - and I want to create an arched opening in this wall. Usually, when I want to create an arch, I just edit the profile of the wall. However, that option is not available with a circular wall.

I can create an opening in the wall - through the Modelling tab, under openings - but this only allows for a rectangular openings.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 12:08:08 AM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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too easy..

put a reference plane infront of your wall,

under your modeling tab click "create..." select a wall category (won't make any difference just keeping it tidy)

choose void extrusion, set your work plane and choose the reference plane, go to the elevation of the wall,

sketch your opening, finish, make sure the void is going through the wall, cut the void from the wall.

finish family.

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Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 11:09:20 PM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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what if you have a smaller radius wall?

I'm attaching some pictures to demonstrate. 



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Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 11:17:12 PM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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I don't see how the radius changes things... it's same way Smile


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Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 12:26:37 AM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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well, you're right.

I guess i didn't pose my question correctly

What I was thinking was: Is it possible to create an arched opening that will resemble the rectangular opening using the method you provided (which, by the way, was extremely helpful)

I attached an image to compensate my bad explanation Smile



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Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 1:23:48 AM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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that's odd. I have an arched opening family and it cuts the curved wall just fine. Are you using the one that comes with Revit? If not I can post it

 

 

ah nope, it isn't. my bad. I would say that maybe eldados might have missed one little detail. I think you need to create a mass the same thickness as your wall, create the void you need, then convert it to a wall



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Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 4:05:20 AM | sabaka

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Quoting sabaka from 2007-01-23 18:26:37

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well, you're right.

I guess i didn't pose my question correctly

What I was thinking was: Is it possible to create an arched opening that will resemble the rectangular opening using the method you provided (which, by the way, was extremely helpful)

I attached an image to compensate my bad explanation Smile

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In this case I'd suggest doing as eldad suggested - an inplace family void, but not an extrusion, as a blend (you could also create this as an external family with adjustable parameters that calculate the blend requirements based on the radius and size of the opening, but that would be fairly complex.
Basically you could use the same principles as my tutorial on attaching a wall to the underside of a stair to achieve the desired result.
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Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 10:53:28 PM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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WOW

It took me longer to find that tutorial you mentioned than to actually read it and use my new found knowledge to make that arched opening.

I'll attach some drawings, just in case someone wants to see what the heck I was trying to do.



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Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 2:14:58 PM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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Hello,

 I read thro this post, but could not understand as to what needs to be done to create an arched opening in a curved wall. Mr. Spot, could you please forward/specify the tutorial that you mention.

Thanks in advance,

Radhika.


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Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 10:23:39 PM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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http://www.revitcity.com/tutorials/stair-wall_trimming/

You will need to essentially create a void blend to achieve the square on arched opening.

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Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 1:55:05 PM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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Thanks a ton,

Mr. Spot.


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Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 12:20:04 AM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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I know this is some serious thread necromancy, but I wanted to say that Mr. Spot's tutorial is still valid in Revit 2009. I just followed the tutorial to make a couple of doorless arched openings in a tower. Worked just fine.

 Thanks Mr. Spot. Smile


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Mon, May 31, 2010 at 7:11:25 PM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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hey guys,

 select the wall which one you want to make an opening in

edit wall

open vertical view (east, west or section for example)

sketch a closed model (arch for example)

finish

voila!


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Mon, May 31, 2010 at 7:21:25 PM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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Why don't you just create a "Door" family with only the "opening" like you want?

 

 



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Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 5:25:50 PM | Arched Opening in a Curved Wall

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Okay..I think I'm waaay behind you guys..I'm trying to do what the started of this thread was trying to do, and I came across this post and read all your posts..I'm still not able to do it. Can any one of you "experts" walk me through it step by step? I'm using Revit Architcture 2013..Please help Sad


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