Using Pattern Based Modeling to Create Exterior Glazing Families

In this set of Revit tutorials, we'll learn how to use generic and adaptive pattern based modeling to create a custom exterior glazing system in Revit. Software required: Revit 2015.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 30, 2015
Duration
1h 8m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 30, 2015
Duration
1h 8m
Description

In this set of Revit tutorials, we'll learn how to use generic and adaptive pattern based modeling to create a custom exterior glazing system in Revit. We'll begin by working in the generic modeling template where we'll take a step-by-step approach to creating each component of the spider clip that will hold the glass panels together. Once all geometry is in place, we'll set a few parameters that will help us control the size of the clip as well as making it flexible to fit any glass thickness we desire. Next we'll work in the pattern based modeling template where we'll build our glass panel, waterproofing sealant, structure, as well as import the spider clips to become part of the panel pattern. By the end of this Revit training, you'll have create a unique and parametric exterior glazing system you can use for skylights, curtain walls, pavilions, and even exhibits. You also become comfortable with working in various project templates and setting parameters. Software required: Revit 2015.

About the author
About the author

Pierre is a Pluralsight training pioneer. Since becoming the first CAD and BIM tutor at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company), Pierre has played a major role in building the training library. With a productive background in the CAD industry, working as everything from a drafter to project manager, Pierre has long had a passion for the creativity and hard work that goes into designing architectural projects.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi there. I'm Pierre with Digital-Tutors. In this set of tutorials, together we'll learn how to use generic and adaptive pattern-based modelling to create a custom exterior glazing system in Revit. We will begin by working in the generic modelling template where we'll take a step-by-step approach to creating each component of the spider clip that's intended to hold each glass panel together. Once all geometry is in place, we'll set a few parameters that'll help us control the size of the clip, as well as make it flexible to fit any thickness of glass you desire. Next, we'll work in the pattern-based modelling template where we'll build our glass panel, the waterproofing sealant, the structure, as well as import the spider clips we created to make them part of our panel pattern. By the end of this course, you'll know how to create a unique and parametric exterior glazing system that you can use for skylights, curtain walls, pavilions, and even exhibits. You'll also become comfortable with working in various project templates and setting parameters. So with that, I'm ready to get started, and I'll meet you in the next lesson.