Creating Curtain Walls

The topic of curtain walls brings us away from the conventional mindset of walls. Curtain walls are placed into the model the same way as conventional walls, but curtain walls have many more restrictions and Element Properties that we should examine before you go throwing one into your model.

With that said, curtain walls also provide the most dramatic effect on your building. As this section will explain in detail, a curtain wall is composed not only of glass and aluminum extrusions; it can be constructed from building materials such as brick, CMU, and wood. You can also predefine the materials and the spacing, or you can create them grid by grid, depending on your situation.

The first part of this section will focus on ...

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