How to create a Revit custom curtain wall

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How to create a Revit custom curtain wall

Introduction

A customer asked us for a process on how to represent or create a glazed door and window assembly in Revit as shown below.

How to create a Revit custom curtain wall 0 curtain wall pic

The process:

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.

How to create a Revit custom curtain wall 1 Add Grid

Edit the curtain wall’s Profile to create the shape including the door.

How to create a Revit custom curtain wall 2 Edit profile

And use add/remove segments to open up areas.

How to create a Revit custom curtain wall 3 Add remove segments

 

Load a door and opening section from the UK Library from the “Curtain Wall Panel” directory.

How to create a Revit custom curtain wall 4 Load in Door and window from Curtain Panel library

Tab and select the curtain wall panel where the door would be. Change the Type to the previously loaded door.

How to create a Revit custom curtain wall 5 Select panel and change type to door

Add the mullions.

How to create a Revit custom curtain wall 6 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.

How to create a Revit custom curtain wall 7 Cannot add windows here as the require square openings

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.

How to create a Revit custom curtain wall 8 Tab select panel and edit Type to add Glass as material

In plan move the curtain wall into the existing wall and use Cut geometry to cut the curtain wall into the existing wall.

How to create a Revit custom curtain wall 9 Move curtain wall into main wall and do a Cut Geometry

Finally, its best to also do a 2d detail of this item for the manufacturer for clarity.

Conclusion

Using the steps above you can get a fairly good representation of the initial opening.

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