Im currently working on my final project for Uni. I have the general outline and form of my building designed but I'm having problems with patterned curtain walls.
I have created my own Patterned Curtain wall Family and applied it to a conceptual mass, I have not added any parameters as I'm not too familiar with this aspect of Revit. The corners of the building do not align allowing viewing straight into the interior.
I have attached the model in my dropbox so you can fully understand my problem..
Conceptual Mass - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62216316/Lates
Curtain Wall Family - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62216316/rEVIT
I am also interested in applying glass to some of the hexagon patterns instead of steel to act as windows. At the moment I'm just turning the transparency up on individual patterns so any other better methods will be greatly appreciated!
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You should work on the pattern-based curtain panel family first, and then worry about the corners in the project and all that. The panel is not modeled correctly, causing the glass faces to go all over the place at each panel. The two apex points in the family must be hosted by the two points at the base, which, in turn, must be hosted to reference lines that are tied to the adaptive points in the template. When the size of the blue grid changes, the size of the panel should change, keeping its original design, but look what happens when the size of blue grid is changed to a smaller size:none of the reference points follows the change.
Ahhh Thankyou, that explains why my floorplans through the curtain walls look so messy! I will mend the pattern then post an update tonight.
Thanks for the help
Now that you fixed the panel, maybe you should post some images to explain what you mean by "The corners of the building do not align allowing viewing straight into the interior."
Ahh sorry I'm just in a rush & extremeley tired submission is this Thursday -.-
Heres an image of one of the edges
Well, architecture is one thing, and software is a different thing. You, as the designer, have to find an architectural solution for those corners. Most likely, you have to stop this pattern before the corners, and do a different solution at the corners. A hexagonal panel with pyramidal glazing is not going to magically turn corners nicely, is it?