This week has you creating a 2’-0” long x 5’-0” fin mullion to be used in a curtain wall.
- [Instructor] For the next couple weeks I'd like to look at some curtain walls. I know this class is on them, but these are a little bit different. So this week I want to look at making this fin mullion. Then we can look at how the corners are going to join up. So to get started let's jump into Revit. Now under Families let's go New. Let's scroll down to Profile Mullion, let's open that up.
The first thing I like to do is just increase my scale, it makes it a little easier. Let's make it inch and 1/2. There we go. Now it gives us a lot of tips, so Exterior, Interior, Curtain Panels are trimmed to where the profile sketch intersects the Center Front Ref Plane, this one. So that's cool. So what I'd like to do is I want to have a little bit of an offset here to go back into the building, and then our mullion will just come out like this. So to do that I'm going to right-click on this Reference Plane and I'm going to Create Similar.
On my Draw panel I'm going to click on my Pick Lines button, then I'm going to Offset this two inches. Now I'm going to offset this back two inches, like that. Then I'll hit Escape a couple times. Now I'm going to click my Dimension button and I'm going to Dimension from my Center Front/Back to the one I added. Pick the spot here.
I like to Suppress 0 Feet, so let's go to Manage, let's go to Project Units, and for the Length let's Suppress 0 Feet, and hit OK, hit OK, excellent. Now I'm going to right-click and Create Similar again. On my Draw panel I'm going to click on my Pick Lines button. Now I'll Offset this 2 feet. I'm going to offset it 2 feet down.
Now I'm going to Dimension again from this Reference Plane to here. I'm just going to stick it over here. Now I want to put some parameters on these before I get too far, so I'm going to select my 2 inch dimension, now I'm going to click Create Parameter, now I'm going to call this Setback. I'll keep it as a Type parameter. Now I'm going to click OK.
I'll select my 2 foot dimension, click Create Parameter, I'm going to call it Length, now I'm going to click OK. Move this out of the way a little bit. And we can kind of drag this over too. Now I want to right-click on my Center reference plane and Create Similar. On my Draw panel I'll click Pick Lines.
Now I'm going to Offset this 2.5 inches, but I'm going to go to the left and then to the right. So to go the left and to the right. And so we don't get confused I like to just select these reference planes and I'm going to pull this back, just so I don't get confused later. I'm going to click my Aligned Dimension, but this time I'm going to go from here to here to here, I'm going to click off of it, now I'm going to click on my EQ button.
Now I'm going to add a dimension from here to here. Hit Escape. Now if we select our 5 inch dimension and create a parameter for this, we'll call it Width. Then we'll hit OK. Now I want it to come to almost a point here, but not quite, so I'm going to right-click, I'm going to Create Similar, on my Draw panel I'm going to click on my Pick Lines button, and I'm going to Offset this 1 inch.
To the left, then to the right. Now I'm going to drag these reference planes down a little bit, again, so as not to be confused. And I'll drag this one way down. Now I'll drag this one down. That way it's pretty clear on what reference planes are referencing what. Now I'm going to click on my Dimension button, I'm going to go one, two, three. Click EQ, now I want to dimension this overall.
I'm going to select my 2 inch dimension, create a parameter. I'm going to call this Width at Tip, then I'll click OK. Now let's go into our Properties right here for Family Types and for Width at Tip I want that to be Width divided by 3. Click Apply, click OK.
Now we can draw our profile. Let's go to the Create tab, let's go to Line. Now I want to go from here to here to here to here to here to here and then to here. And there it is. Let's go back to our Family Types, let's create a new type, so I'm going to click on New Type.
For the Name I'm going to call it 2 foot - 0 inch Length. Let's click OK, click Apply, let's click OK. And save it somewhere that makes sense to you. I'm going to call it Fin Mullion. I'm going to click Save. Now let's start a new project, go up to File, New, Project.
For the Template File let's select Architectural Template. Let's click OK. Now hit Control + Tab, that's going to bring you back to your Family. Let's Load into Project and Close. Now let's go to Wall, we'll click the dropdown here. Let's go to Curtain Wall 1.
Let's click Edit Type. Let's Duplicate, let's call it Fin Wall, and hit OK. For the Join Condition let's make it Border and Horizontal Grid Continuous. For the Horizontal Grid, for the Layout we'll go Maximum Spacing, maybe that'll be four feet.
Now for the Mullions we have to create a new one, notice that we don't have a family for it. So I'm just going to hit OK here and I'll draw my wall in. But what I'd like to do is scroll down to Families, let's go to Curtain Wall Mullions, and I'm going to grab Rectangular Mullion, and I'll just double-click on 1 inch Square here. Now I'm going to Duplicate this and I'll call it Fin 2 foot 0.
For the Profile we're going to click the dropdown here, we're going to go Fin Mullion, then we're going to hit OK. Now let's select our Curtain Wall, click Edit Type, for the Horizontal Mullions let's grab Fin 2 foot, click Apply, then click OK. Go to a 3D view and there we go.
Let's select our Wall, let's click Edit Type. Now in our Type property under Horizontal Mullions let's make sure we grab it all. So all three of these are going to want to be our 2 foot Mullion. Hit Apply, hit OK, hit Escape a few times, here we have it. That's how you create a fin mullion.
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