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calmojuela
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Falcon - Minimum distance between two objects

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02-06-2013 05:18 AM

What is the minimum distance between two objects until Falcon determines the gap is a solid object? I saw the example videos that showed models as large as a building and as small as a car. If the scale does not matter, if I put two rectangular towers next to each other how close can I put them until the air flow stops flowing between them?

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hartogj
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Re: Falcon - Minimum distance between two objects

02-21-2013 07:01 PM in reply to: calmojuela

This depends more on the resolution than the absolute dimensions of the geometry.

 

With lower resolution, the individual mesh elements will be large relative to passageways. At a certain point, they will consider a narrow gap to be essentially closed.

 

With higher resolution, relatively small gaps can be captured by the mesh and flow will move through.

 

You can view the plane as a grid or array of points to get a sense of the mesh resolution (note this visualization option isn't yet available in the Revit plugin)

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