Bring Your Designs to Life: Learn Curtain Wall Adaptive Components in Revit 2013

Bring Your Designs to Life: Learn Curtain Wall Adaptive Components in Revit 2013

Hello again!  We at Black Spectacles hope you are enjoying your holiday season and wish you and yours all the best in the new year.  Here's to a great 2013!

Today, we are announcing this week's course, which is led by Brian de Young, a successful Chicago-based architect/designer who has used Revit since 2002.  Suffice it to say, Brian's 10+ years of experience with Revit make this lesson one of the most involved and thorough tutorials on Black Spectacles. 

It cannot be overstated that Revit 2013 has become as essential a tool for designers as AutoCAD has ever been.  Historically, though, Revit - like many other programs - left designers wanting a digital platform that enables the creation of more organic and visually stimulating figures. 

Revit 2013's key advancements in the use of Adaptive Components allow you to form more complex and exciting designs that break through the limits of the straight line.  Our team is here to show you exactly how to make your creative vision a solid reality.  So, sit back in your favorite classroom, get a mullion or so of your favorite snacks, click on this link and watch the curtain rise on this week's Black Spectacles production: Curtain Wall Adaptive Components in Revit 2013!

We hope you learn a lot and have fun in the process! 

Chapter 1: Creating a Simple Adaptive Curtain Wall Panel

  • Introduction to Curtain Wall Adaptive Components in Revit 2013
  • Establish Mullion Points
  • Adding Reference Lines
  • Establishing Inside Corner Points
  • Creating Mullion Geometry
  • Why do all this in Revit?
  • Flexing the Adaptive Component
  • Building the Glass Family for the Curtain Panel
  • Setting Up Glass Corner Points
  • Placing the Glass in the Adaptive Curtain Panel Family

Chapter 2: Adding Operable Panels & Fins to the Adaptive Curtain Wall Panel

  • Creating an Operable Panel
  • Troubleshooting an Adaptive Component
  • Making the Fin Armature
  • Setting Up the Center Fin Armature
  • Creating Fin Geometry
  • Working with Nested Geometry
  • Bringing the 3 Families Together
  • Troubleshooting the Vertical Fin
  • Assigning Parameters in the Complete Panel
  • Troubleshooting the Glass in the Fixed Panel
  • Flexing the Complete Panel
  • Importing the Curtain Panel into a New Conceptual Mass
  • Why Use Adaptive Panels
  • Conclusion to Curtain Wall Adaptive Components in Revit 2013



Cam Suárez-Bitár

Cam handles marketing, PR, and sponsorships for our team and previously worked with clients in the sports, energy, retail, media, and non-profit sectors in the U.S. and Europe since 2009.  An avid fan of all sports and the arts, he is a pioneer in professional electric auto racing and organizes art events with his wife, Erin.  He also appreciates a good joke, a bad pun, and long walks on the beach!

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