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Posted 31/05/2012 by reviter

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  1. My question: i’m trying to make a window which could be placed on a sloped curtain wall. I started to make it in a Curtain Wall Family template by drawing a void extrusion which is locked to a reference line, so the slope of the extrusion could be changed. Everything seemed to work fine till I actually tried to replace one of the curtain wall panels by the window i made. I got an error, that a window can’t me made. What could be the reason for that?

  2. i just went through your problem. I think i didn’t get you right while i was at work. It will be completely fine if you simply make a normal curtain wall panel family without any need to add slope parameters or any sloped geometry. Just build your curtain wall panel (window, door) as you would in the case of a vertical curtain wall. When you tab-select the panel of the curtain wall, unpin it, and from the drop-down list in the “Properties” window choose the desired curtain “door”/”window” panel.

    if you want to place a window on a typical Basic,Stacked that is sloped you need to modify an existing window family or create a one, using the window family template, place a ref. plane or a line at an angle, add an angular parameter which will control this angle.
    Delete the default opening. Create a void object and one of its site/faces must be attached/locked to that ref.plane/line. When you check that the sloped void face is successfully controlled by the angle parameter, you can start building the actual geometry of the window using, preferably, the “Sweep Tool”, picking the edges of the void that enclose the sloped void face.You can also use the sloped void face as a working plane to base your glass pane on for instance. In that way whenever you decide to change the slope, the glass pane angle in accordance to the horizon will change as well. The sweep will also follow the edges of the void that you picked.
    When you are done with the window geometry you need then to use the “Cut Geometry” tool to cut the void with the default wall in the window family template. In that way you will gain again the needed physical opening that was lost as a result of deleting the default “Opening”.

    When loaded in the project you simply need to know the angle of the sloped wall and assign the same numerical angle result in the angle parameter in the window family.
    If not during this week,i will try to make a video of making such a family in the following weekend.

    Villy

  3. Pingback: Sloped Window and some photos « All about Revit

  4. Another question: recently I created a central file for my project, and everything seems to work fine except for the thing that when I’m not connected to the school server (e.g. home), revit doesn’t allow me to change a thing. As I remember last semester I could work also on my local file without neccesarily sichronizing it with the central file, but just saving it. What could be the solution to this?

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