How to create a Revit custom curtain wall
A customer asked us for a process on how to represent or create a glazed door and window assembly in Revit as shown below.
A curtain wall is the best to represent the idea. Below is a brief overview on the steps to take to create the object.
Create a curtain wall outside of the existing wall. Then add the curtain grids.
Edit the curtain wall’s Profile to create the shape including the door.
And use add/remove segments to open up areas.
Load a door and opening section from the UK Library from the “Curtain Wall Panel” directory.
Tab and select the curtain wall panel where the door would be. Change the Type to the previously loaded door.
Add the mullions.
The Window open section cannot be added as it requires square panels. So, you can replace the curtain grid and add 3 smaller opening windows to make up the main shape.
In this curtain wall the panels were not glass so to change it to glass. Tab and select and edit the Default Panels material to show glass.
In plan move the curtain wall into the existing wall and use Cut geometry to cut the curtain wall into the existing wall.
Finally, its best to also do a 2d detail of this item for the manufacturer for clarity.
Using the steps above you can get a fairly good representation of the initial opening.
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