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Custom opening in a Curtain Wall

Arabrab
Contributor

Hello,

 

How to create custom openings in the Curtain Wall for doors and windows?

 

In a model provided in one of the Graphisoft's learning lessons, I noticed this Curtain Wall object that has holes carved into it for the doors and windows and I can't figure out how they made it. 

 

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I know how to make a hole in the curtain wall by using morphs, but when analysing this model, this doesn't seem to be the method they used. 

Also, removing panels in Edit mode doesn't lead to the desired result...

 

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If someone could reveal this magic to me, I would be really grateful 

 

Operating system used: Windows

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Solution
Ricardo Lopez
Expert

Hi @Arabrab 

 

The outline boundary of the Scheme Grid did the trick.

You can get it by editing the curtain wall and turning off everything but that. Then select that thicker line, it will turn in blue to edit.

One condition: it has to be a continuous polyline.

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Regards. -

 

M. Arch. Ricardo López
BIM Consultant | Project Solutions and Services | Panama
AC17-27 SPA+INT | Windows 11 | MSI WE75 9TK, 32GB, Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000

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Solution
Barry Kelly
Moderator

Can't you just place extra frames around your openings and then delete what is inside (the frames can be invisible).

 

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
i7-10700 @ 2.9Ghz, 32GB ram, GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

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Solution
Ricardo Lopez
Expert

Hi @Arabrab 

 

The outline boundary of the Scheme Grid did the trick.

You can get it by editing the curtain wall and turning off everything but that. Then select that thicker line, it will turn in blue to edit.

One condition: it has to be a continuous polyline.

RicardoLopez_0-1716409837164.png

 

Regards. -

 

M. Arch. Ricardo López
BIM Consultant | Project Solutions and Services | Panama
AC17-27 SPA+INT | Windows 11 | MSI WE75 9TK, 32GB, Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000

@Ricardo Lopez thank you for the support, this did the trick! 

 

Tam-taaam 👇👇👇👇👇👇

 

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Cheers!

 

 

Solution
Barry Kelly
Moderator

Can't you just place extra frames around your openings and then delete what is inside (the frames can be invisible).

 

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
i7-10700 @ 2.9Ghz, 32GB ram, GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

Thank you @Barry Kelly for enlightening me!

Et voilà! 👇

 

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In Graphisoft's exercise file where I discovered this particular Curtain Wall object with the window holes, they used the method that @Ricardo Lopez explained.

 

Thank you both @Ricardo Lopez and @Barry Kelly

 

/ barbara

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