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    Default Revolving Door for Curtain Walls

    Attached are a couple of curtain wall revolving doors that actually flex correctly and work like a curtain panel. There are other revolving door families floating in cyberspace but I never really liked the solutions. Either the curtain wall families did not flex correctly at all or we had to use a work-around that seemed like too much trouble and too many steps (swapping the panel for a wall and inserting a regular revolving door in the wall and then remembering to change it of the curtain wall changed).

    I have been tinkering with this on and off for months under the assumption that something had to work. The Offset parameter and related formulas allows a negative location like the System Panel. Thanks to Robert Manna for this tip.

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    Finally, for the content purists, these families were not designed to be any other than generic. The goal was something that worked and was good enough in all views to convey "revolving doorness." It also had to be simple and intuitive for our teams. If you really want to detail all the stuff in manufacturer drawings, have fun deconstructing what I did!
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    Default Re: Revolving Door for Curtain Walls

    Thanks a lot,

    I really apreciate you sharing these doors.

    Geert

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    This was great!

    I wasnt sure how to use them at first, but now i know: you make a panel wall, select one of the panels, in properties change from wall type to revolving door.

    this saved me loads of time, if i make some more exotic looking ones ill post them back, thanks

    Erlend

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    Default Re: Revolving Door for Curtain Walls

    thanks! You're correct, the ones floating around out there always put a hitch in my giddyup but this could make a big difference. Well Done!

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    Default Re: Revolving Door for Curtain Walls

    Nice, Phyllis! Thanks for sharing!

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    Since my original post is a bit older, check our firm's Design Applications Consulting website in the freebie Downloads section for a three-wing option. Look for post V10D01. This one is a little more current and corrects a few of my earlier "mistakes." Managing content is an organic process and we continually improve our library based on feedback from our staff. I keep reminding myself, we are never to old to learn!
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    Default Re: Revolving Door for Curtain Walls

    Thanks for this nice family.

    I'm having trouble getting the offset to work - have some of you experienced similiar?

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    Default Re: Revolving Door for Curtain Walls

    Quote Originally Posted by cboggild View Post
    ...trouble getting the offset to work,,,
    Can you explain the problem? This is an older post and though the updated family on our website is a little newer, it is also V10. It is possible that there is an error that I missed.

    However, I tested the family and the negative and positive offset does work. For consistency with system panels, it is a Type Parameter. Did you change the type?

    The screen shot shows where you would make the change. Let me know if there is a different problem or I made some error and I will see what I can do...
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