Sunday, November 1, 2009

Spooky Spiders

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.


Then you’ll be asked to fill in your name, last name, email address, re-enter the email address, password, re-enter the password and then scroll all the way down to the bottom to check the typical checkbox to accept the privacy policy. Finally click “Prosegui” (Proceed) to finish up registration. You’ll get an email confirmation with a link to activate your account.

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!




Lallan Ji said...

Unable to register the site from India


Dave Baldacchino said...

The site doesn't limit which country you're registering from. I would try again and make sure you're getting the confirmation email to finish up registration (check your spam filter).

Jeremy said...

Just what I needed, thank you. The Italian made things more difficult, but I used chrome to translate the pages, and there really isn't an english alternative. Still working out how to use it in my model precisely, but I will soon. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

same here ,, cant register ,
some error about the email address(in Italian)

Dave Baldacchino said...

Not sure what you mean...I registered and the account still works (just checked). They have a couple of good resources in there besides an example file with all the families, like a video and pdf document (Italian) explaining how to use them. I could place them on my google site but they are large files and will eat up my space.

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