The curtain wall is the most complicated wall type in Revit Architecture. Rather than be a single material or a set of horizontal layers, a curtain wall allows for variations both horizontally and vertically, such as in a shop's window front. This can require careful attention to avoid unwanted stretching or gaps. See how to add curtain walls in Revit Architecture 2015 with this online video.
…Curtain walls are the third and most complex form of a wall system family.…Curtain walls can vary in any direction and even form complex…patterns within their structure using a series of grids, mullions and panels.…In this movie, I'll get you started with…the essentials of the curtain wall object, and then…we'll dig a little deeper into the specifics of…grids and mullions and panels in the next movie.…So, I'm in a file here called Curtain Wall.…On the Architecture Tab, we're going to use the…wall tool again to access the curtain wall objects.…So, remembering that the curtain wall object is just another wall…family, then we actually use the wall tool to access it.…
You scroll down and you'll see the curtain wall object is listed here as the family.…And then the template that we started with has three types.…Curtainwall, exterior glazing and storefront.…Feel free to explore each one.…But in this movie, I'm just going to look at the…storefront design because, of the three, it's the most detailed.…To start off with, I'm going to draw outside…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- What is BIM?
- Understanding Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Adding walls, doors, and windows
- Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
- Linking AutoCAD DWG files
- Rotating and aligning Revit links
- Working with footprint and extrusion roofs
- Adding openings
- Adding railings and extensions to stairs
- Creating stacked and curtain walls
- Hiding and isolating objects
- Adding rooms
- Creating schedule views and tags
- Adding text and dimensions
- Creating new families
- Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Which versions of Revit should I use with this course?
A: This course is written for users of Revit Architecture 2015 and Revit LT 2015. Because Revit LT does not have all of the same features as Revit Architecture, some movies in this course will not be relevant for Revit LT. Additionally, there are some topics that are relevant in both versions, but the button layout or location of those tools are different. In those cases, the features and procedures for Revit Architecture are shown in the course.
Q: Which content in this course is different or not relevant for Revit LT?
1. Core Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
3. Starting a Project
4. Modeling Basics
5. Links, Imports, and Groups
6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components
8. Complex Walls
9. Visibility and Graphic Controls
11. Schedules and Tags
12. Annotation and Details
13. The Basics of Families
14. Sheets, Plotting, and Publishing
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