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HOW TO: Convert a Curtain System (Face-Based)


Setup Assumptions

  • Revit Requirements: A Revit document with loaded curtain system types
  • Rhino Requirements: Surface defining the controlling face of the curtain system

Workflow with Rhino – Surface

1. (Rhino) Define a surface for the face of a curtain system

Define a surface representing the controlling face of a face-based curtain system.

2. (Rhino) Assign the surface to a Curtain System type under Wall-FaceBased

Assign the surface to a Walls-FaceBased category with a Curtain System type.

Save the Rhino file.

3. (Revit) Launch Rhino Conveyor and select saved Rhino 3DM file

In the Rhino Conveyor panel, select the Rhino 3DM containing the curtain system object(s). Verify the listing of elements and select as needed.

4. (Revit) Load selected wall elements into Revit

Click the “Load Rhino Objects” button to load the face-based curtain system. The curtain system will be created as native Revit system with the assigned type.


Modify and Update Curtain Systems

1. (Rhino) Modify the surface

Modify the existing surface defining the Curtain System.

Save the Rhino file.

2. (Revit) Refresh the file in Rhino Conveyor to review changes

Review available updates to the wall objects.

3. (Revit) Load the updates

Load the updated curtain system into Revit.


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Known Limitations

Curtain system workflows are known to have the following limitations:

  • Users can only use pre-defined curtain system types with dimensions.
  • If the curtain system is edited by the user after import, the changes will not not be preserved if the user re-imports the object from Rhino.

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