Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding materials to panels, part of Building Curtain Walls with Revit.
- Curtain walls don't just have to be glass and aluminum. Actually, they can be any material that you wish. By re-configuring an in-place curtain wall, we will add a newly created wall type to the four-foot horizontal strips in our curtain wall. We will also duplicate and change the glass tint on some of our panels. So to get started, let's jump into our Revit model with the curtain walls. The first thing I want to do is make this one panel. So to do that, let's go to our project browser, and let's find our north elevation.
What I'd like to do is get rid of these mullions that go along this row. First thing I want to do is select this little piece of mullion and then delete it. Now let's hover over this mullion, and tab a couple times until we get to the centerline. Once you see the centerline, pick it. Now on our curtain grid panel, let's click Add/Remove Segments, and let's select this guy right here. Revit's telling us that it's going to delete that curtain mullion, That's okay, delete 'em. Let's do the same thing here. Hit escape a couple times, hover over this, tab a couple times, select it, add/remove, remove it, delete the mullion, one more here.
Tab, select it, add/remove, delete the element, and lastly let's just delete this last curtain wall mullion. Now if we zoom out and come to this edge, hover over the end of it and tab a couple times. Once you see that entire panel is selected, pick it. Notice that we've turned this into one long panel. Perfect. Now the next thing we're going to do, is we're going to infill this with the same exact wall material that we see adjacent to our curtain wall. To do that, let's go to our project browser. Let's scroll down 'til we get to Families.
In Families, let's scroll down 'til we get to Walls. Let's go to Basic Wall. Let's find Exterior - Brick and CMU on MTL Stud. Double-click on that. Let's click the duplicate button, and let's call this Brick Curtain and hit OK. Now for the Type properties under View, let's make sure we got the section. We need to get rid of some of these fancy extrusions. For Structure, let's click the Edit button. In the Edit Assembly area, let's go down to Sweeps right here.
Select the top one and delete it, and delete all of them for that matter, click OK. Let's go to Reveals now, and let's delete all the Reveals as well. Let's click OK. Now what we want to do is zoom into this area here. Let's click the Merge Regions button, and notice that we get a little arrow pointing up or down. Let's wait for it to be pointed down, and merge the brick down. So now it's just a big brick wall. The last thing we need to do is delete this concrete layer So click on number two, and simply delete it.
Now let's click OK. Let's click OK, and there we have it. Now what I want to do is zoom in on this wall, hover over that edge, tab a few times, and select it. Now in the properties, we're going to hit the dropdown. We're going to scroll up to the top. We're going to find our brick curtain, and we're going to select it. We can hit escape a couple times. Go to a 3D view. Notice that we get some lines showing up that we don't care for. Let's get rid of them. Let's go to the Modify tab.
Let's click on the Linework button. For the Line Style, let's go down to invisible, and click this twice. Let's click it twice here, now we're good. Let's his Escape a couple times. Now the next thing I want to do is create a green glass panel. To do that, let's go back to the project browser. We can minimize the walls. Let's go up until we find Curtain Panels, and double click on that header. For System Panel, let's double click on Glazed. Let's duplicate it. Let's call it Green, and let's click OK.
Now for the material, click into where is says Glass, and let's click this Builder button right here. In the search category, let's type in glass. If you don't have any search result windows down here, go ahead and click on this button. This will add and remove the panels. I'm going to scroll down here and let's see what we've got. I'm going to grab Glass, Green. For shading, let's use Render Appearance. Let's click OK. Let's click OK again. Now we can choose which panel we want to make green. I'm going to go ahead and choose this top one.
I'm going to hover over this panel, and tab, tab, tab until I select it. I'm going to pick it. Now I'm going to right click on that panel, and I want to go to Select Panels. Now I want to go to Along Horizontal Grid. Now that I have all those panels selected, I'm going to go back to my properties. I'm going to hit the dropdown. I'm going to put it on System Panel, Green. I'm going to hit Escape a couple times. This wall sure looks different than it did when we started.
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- Configuring and moving grids
- Working with radial curtain walls
- Adding mullions and doors
- Editing the curtain wall profile
- Adding framing and spider fittings
- Creating custom mullions
- Building a free-form mass
- Creating pattern-based panels