I’m a day late to a Halloween-themed post, but that’s ok because what I’m talking about are the four-legged kind. Or three…Or two…
My good Italian friend Diego Minato of RevitLandia together with C.G.C. Tec, an Italian company specializing in glazed aluminum curtain wall systems, have released free Revit families of their products. They can be downloaded from here. You need to register for a free account before doing so.
At some point you’ll get to the download screen, where you’ll find a PDF tutorial (one in Italian and one in English), a video that shows how to put a system together (no audio or subtitles; also shows you how to schedule components), and a Revit project file containing all the bits and pieces – curtain walls, glazing, sealants, spider connectors and structural supports.
The system was put together very nicely. You have to model the glazing separate from the structural support system. This was done to circumvent the limitation posed by custom panels, which can only be rectangular. Hopefully you can still understand how to use it even though parameter names are in Italian. Spooky!