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Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 8:30:31 PM | Window Trim overlap issue help?

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Ok, now I know someone here has had this issue, but I couldn't find a post. 

The problem we're having with our models is the window trim.  A lot of the windows we place in our homes have a single stud between the two frames...meaning only 1.5" between.  But the window trims don't adjust and just over lap and look like crap and not how the will be built.  We need to fix this issue and I can't find a solution.

I've been editing the windows families to have new working parameters such as; Trim stile width, Trim Top Rail width, Trim Bottom Rail width, Trim (right, left, bottom & top) on/off.  But when we start getting into the windows so close to one another, we will turn trim on and off so there are not two instances of trim in one place and it still looks bad with lines overlapping and so forth.

Does anyone have any suggestions of how I can fix this problem.  Or does anyone have a family that has the solution to this?  Every model I build I run into this problem because all the homes we design have window types like this.  Thanks.



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Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 4:08:49 PM | Window Trim overlap issue help?

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If this is a window family you created, try joining the geometries of all the trim.  Can you upload or email me a copy of the window family?  I can take a look at it.

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Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 5:49:02 PM | Window Trim overlap issue help?

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Do you mean join geometry in the family?  Or once these windows are placed in my model?  I can't join the geometry in my model.  Only in the family.  I want to be able to place the windows in the model then join them.  Rather than make tons of families for each model. 

Here is the family I edited.  This is my screen windows for Screened Porches.  But I am trying to do the same thing on all our window families.  Thanks,

 

Lorne



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Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 8:05:29 PM | Window Trim overlap issue help?

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I think I see the problem now.  The thing with Revit is that you have to build EVERYTHING the way it will be built in real life.  If you have multiple windows being installed with only 1 stud separating the two, chances are you will be installing a trim on the interior/exterior that is seperate from the window piece itself.  You have 3 options at this point:

1) Model a window family that is the entire series of windows.

2) Model a Left window family that can flush next to the previous one without trim overlap and a Right window family that will finish the series.

3) Use a curtain wall to achieve the effect you desire.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Also, I noticed your window family doesn't flex to larger wall assemblies... tsk tsk tsk Winking  (The interior trim embeds inside the wall on larger wall asemblies)


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Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 8:53:11 PM | Window Trim overlap issue help?

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I sent you an email...seems that will work best for this issue.  Thanks,

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