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Modifying Curtain Walls
It's very seldom that our design ends up exactly where we started. So let's experiment with modifying our embedded curtain wall. This is a very important step not only in grasping how certain functionality works in Revit, but also in understanding the flexibility in your workflow and how Revit will accommodate it.

Editing the Elevation Profile
Complete the following steps to modify the elevation profile of a curtain system—even one embedded in a wall: 1. Select the entire system by hovering over the outer edge of the curtain panel and selecting it. Now you can modify the elevation profile. 2. Click Edit Profile and modify the sketch of the curtain wall as shown in Figure 3.34. FIGURE 3.34 Modifying the sketch lines

3. Trim the side sketch lines and delete the top sketch line before finishing the sketch. Then click OK. 4. When you attempt to finish the sketch, Revit will warn you that some of the mullions in the original system can't be maintained. This is fine, because some of the mullions are outside the sketch area. Click Delete Elements to continue.


ca/print?xmlid=9781. 2. Because this type of curtain system already has a defined mullion.Page 2 of 5 Revit has already “healed” the outer generic wall to match the new boundary Let's start by deleting one of the added mullions: 1. When the grid line is evenly spaced between the upper and lower mullions. FIGURE 3. The mullion is “pinned” because it's part of a defined system (in the type properties of the curtain panel). Select the pin icon and it will “unlock. Revit will automatically add the mullion when you place the grid line. First.. 07/05/2012 . Notice the “pin” icon just above the mullion in Figure 3. select the grid tool and hover over the curtain system. Unpinning and Toggling Mullions Now we need to exchange a door for one of the panels. Zoom into the curtain system and hover over the mullion..35.35 Adding a new grid and mullion 2. place the new grid line.36.torontopubliclibrary. select the mullion. Adding and Modifying Grids and Mullions Now let's add some additional grids that are not part of this defined system: 1.safaribooksonline.” http://proquest. 3. as shown in Figure 3. You need to “unpin” the mullion before you can delete it. When it highlights.ezproxy. which will resemble the one in Figure 3.35.

ezproxy. Follow these steps: 1.safaribooksonline.37.torontopubliclibrary. Hover over the intersection of the two panels and select the grid line shown in Figure 3. 07/05/2012 . Now unpin and delete the mullion below the previous one.Page 3 of 5 This gives you room for our curtain wall door.37 Add/Remove Segments http://proquest. FIGURE 3. FIGURE 3..36 Unpinning the mullion Adding and Modifying Panels Before you swap out the panel for a door.. you need to “weld” these two panels into a single panel.

.Page 4 of 5 2. 2. FIGURE 3. Select the panel and unpin the panel. The family is now loaded into our project and you can exchange it for the default curtain panel.safaribooksonline. pinned elements can't be exchanged until they're unpinned. 07/05/2012 . you can see that the panel is also “pinned” since it's being defined by the type properties for the curtain wall system— just like the mullions. You can swap out the single panel with another panel. Now you can select a new option from the Properties pallet and replace the panel with a door. Now you have a single panel rather than two panels. As you'll recall. as shown in Figure because the two panels have been welded together. From the Insert tab. select the Load Family option on the Load From Library palette. Click Add/Remove Segments and then select the grid line that separates the two curtain panels. 3. From the Doors folder. The same holds true for this panel. Right away. when you do so. You'll exchange the panel by first selecting the panel that you want to replace.38 Exchanging the panel for a door http://proquest. Adding and Modifying the Curtain Panel Door Before you swap out the glazed panel for curtain wall doors. select the Curtain Wall Dbl Glass the entire element is replaced.ezproxy. only the upper or lower panel would have been replaced individually.38. There's little point in getting ready to exchange the panel if you don't have the new panel ready to go! 1.torontopubliclibrary. If you had not welded these two panels together. let's load the appropriate family into the project.

ca/print?xmlid=9781.Page 5 of 5 The curtain panel doors automatically expand to fill the space of the entire panel that preceded it.. and then place the door in the wall.ezproxy.. These are special doors that are really a curtain panel category. 07/05/2012 .safaribooksonline. If you want a “real” door. you can swap out the curtain panel for a wall (even a wall made only of glass).

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