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Glass Baluster

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10-11-2012 04:48 PM

I'm having some trouble understand how I go about adjusting the glass panel downloaded from Seek.

 

What I'm trying to do is add a baluster with a plain glass planel. I'd like it to have a 10mm gap on both sides, no gap at the top/bottom.

 

Here is a snapshot of the plan view where it will be sitting

 

image1.JPG

 

I was thinking 2x panels for the 1986 side, and 3x panels on the 2932 side, so roughly 900mm wide?

 

First thing I did was open the Baluster Panel - Glass family which I downloaded from Autodesk Seek and clicked on family type - new. I adjusted the width to 900mm and gave it a side gap of 10mm, then loaded it back in my project.

 

image3.JPG

 

I then selected the default railing in my section and duplicated it.

 

Then I clicked on edit type - Baluster Placement, and changed the baluster type to the 900mm one I created within the family.

 

image4.JPG

 

After apply all the settings, my glass baluster looks like this. I guess I'm missing or not understanding the gap or width settings?

 

I would like 3x panels on this side of the path and 2x panels on the other.

 

image5.JPG

 

Any help is greatly appreciate.

 

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Re: Glass Baluster

10-25-2012 04:00 PM in reply to: tonkata

Guys I'm still struggling with this one, anyone whiling to help out?

 

What I'm trying to do is create a railing with 600mm wide glass panels.

 

I've imported the M_Baluster Panel 1 : 600mm - Glass family and added it in Baluster Placement.

 

baluster1.JPG

 

I then drew a 1300mm railing path

 

path.JPG

 

But get the following gap? How do I eliminate these?

 

railing.JPG

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Re: Glass Baluster

10-25-2012 04:21 PM in reply to: tonkata

Let me try and simplify this.

 

I've drawn a 1000mm railing path, and loaded the M_Baluster Panel - Glass w Brackets : 450mm w 25mm Gap as the panel. I've set the Dist. From previous to 450.0, and set all posts to non.

 

panel.JPG

 

From what I can see in the finished railing, there seems to be a 225 gap from the beginning of the railing.

 

How do I set this to be 0?

 

panel1.JPG

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Re: Glass Baluster

10-25-2012 07:14 PM in reply to: tonkata

The logic behind these patterns made of glass panels is kind of strange. The origin of the panels is the center reference plane, but the pattern needs to be "pushed" one half to the side, with the offset for the pattern end. At the end, the sum of the pattern needs to be equal to 2 panels. If the length of the railing is not a multple of the pattern, it can be fixed with the Excess length fill option. See if this illustration helps you understand the logic.

 

(Note: an alternative, much more manageable than this, is a curtain wall element with curtain wall panels)

 

 

panel_baluster.jpg

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Re: Glass Baluster

10-25-2012 07:41 PM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

Alfredo you have no idea how long I've spent searching for an answer, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

 

So how do I now solve the end panel?

 

rail.JPG

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Re: Glass Baluster

10-25-2012 07:47 PM in reply to: tonkata

Good, please mark my previous post as a solution. :smileyhappy:

 

About your new question, perhaps you could set the railing to be a multiple of 900 mm, so that there are is not a leftover, and then make a new segment of railing with a narrower panel. Or, you could adjust the width of the current panel so that the length of the railing is a multiple of that width.

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Re: Glass Baluster

10-25-2012 07:55 PM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

Oh I see what your saying.... so in otherwords if the end panel is 400mm wide (being the fill gap), I create a 400mm type of that panel in the family, then add that as a end post and offset my space -200mm

 

Once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH..! I have spent the past two days searching for an answer.

 

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Re: Glass Baluster

10-25-2012 07:58 PM in reply to: tonkata

You got it!  :smileyhappy:

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Re: Glass Baluster

10-25-2012 08:05 PM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

Alfredo, one more question if I may.

 

What if my railing has a bend, for example I create a "L" shape path, and the dimensions aren't even?

 

rail3.JPG

 

How would I then fix the corner panel? Or do I draw these as two separate paths and customs make the end panels?

 

If I go with option 2, will the railings join correctly?

 

rail4.JPG

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Re: Glass Baluster

10-25-2012 08:21 PM in reply to: tonkata

I guess this could work?

 

Or like you said quickest and easiest would be to just use a curtain wall :smileyhappy: 

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