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lukx

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parametric french windows and doors...
« on: August 24, 2017, 08:21:56 AM »
I'm looking for some simple setup for creating french window and door curtain wall. I want to create very detailed model of the frames and then simplify my life with RC to create curtain wall with it.
Here are images what I want to create. I took a look ate RC parametric windows tutorial but I think for what I need it's a bit of overkill. Anything simpler with what I could achieve what I want?

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Re: parametric french windows and doors...
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 10:33:14 AM »
Hi,

In this case if it's not necessary for the height to be adjustable then I would do it with simple L1S generators: One for the curtain wall and one for the doors. These can be placed by changing the material IDs on the spline. You would probably need just 4 slices per ID as shown below: Start, End, Default and Evenly.



If you wanted  a more complete solution then something like the technique shown in the windows tutorial would help out. In RailClone 3 there's actually a macro that uses the same technique so you wouldn't need to create the complete graph - just slice your model and connect the segments. It's called A2S with intersections and it can be found in the Generators sub-group.

I hope that helps, please let me know if you have any further questions.

Many Thanks,

Paul
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Re: parametric french windows and doors...
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 10:45:35 AM »
Big thanks Paul. It's now more clear for me. I'll take a look at the macro and see how it will pan out. Thanks again!

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Re: parametric french windows and doors...
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 08:01:57 AM »
One more question Paul, how to get the glass into all this correctly ?