Revit TotD – 3.31.09: Louvered Curtain Panels
This is an issue that I have run across before.¬† People have asked for¬† a curtain panel with parametric louvers.¬† Well, the closest I can get is a semi parametric louver panel and there are a couple of ways to accomplish this.¬† FYI, this is more of a lesson than a tip… kinda halfway between.¬† There are a lot of steps missing here that the tip assumes you know in order to accomplish these things.
Way number 1: Semi parametric nested array.
This method incorporates a nested array into a curtain panel family.¬† This requires you to manually control the height and width of the panels in order to get the arrays correct.¬† Recommend doing types so you can “Select all instances” if needed.¬† A quick rundown of this method (and the usual video!).¬† This does require you to have previous knowledge of nesting.
- Create Louver extrusion for nesting
- Nest Louver into curtain panel family and array it
- Load panel into project and create a curtain wall from it.
Way number 2: Curtain Wall for panel replacement.
This method basically creates a curtain wall family made of mullions that have a louver profile and no curtain panels.¬† You then nest this louver wall into another curtain wall as the panels.¬† This is a simpler method but not as flexible when it comes to vertical louver spacing.¬† A quick rundown of this method (and ensuing video!).
- Create louver profile mullion.
- Create curtain wall type using Louvre Mullion Profile for horizontal mullion types
- Replace curtain panel in second curtain wall type with louver wall type.
I used method one to screate the screen shown in this rendering:
Hope this has helped someone out there and as usual, please comment and enjoy!