This article outlines the procedure to create a simple Revit adaptive family that wraps onto a Revit conceptual mass model forming the structure and façade of the building.
The first step is to create the conceptual mass. Then the adaptive family and then wrap the family over the model to form the façade.
To create the conceptual mass model open the Conceptual Mass family from the Application Button (Blue R) -> New -> Conceptual Mass. As shown below.
Now create a mass that resembles your building shape. For the purpose of this article Im not going to go into creating the mass model.
Make sure the model is not shown in X-Ray view and deselect the model. Now divide Surface.
Set the type of structural division you require for the façade. In this case we use the Rectangular type.
You can also set the size or number of divisions as shown below.
Now go and Load family and access the Curtain Panel by Pattern folder.
Load the Curtain_Panel_Rectangle adaptive family into your Mass model. Select the mass and check if the family you loaded is listed in the Type Selector dropdown as shown below.
Go to the Family tree and Edit this Curtain_Panel_Rectangle family as we want to add structure to the adaptive family.
Place a point midway on one of the sides.
Select the point and draw a rectangle to the size of the frame thickness.
Select the rectangle and the four sides. Click Create Form to create the sweep geometry.
You can add material properties if needed and then Load the family into the conceptual Mass Family.
Now select the conceptual mass and switch the type of division and select the edited family.
The Rectangular adaptive family will fill each of the division and complete the façade. Note that each of the division vary in shape and size and the one adaptive family fit into each division. You can finish the process by by loading the Conceptual Mass family into a Project of your choice.