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    By John Flanagan

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    Introduction :

    Use a curtain wall type to define a series of mullions that act as louvers. The new curtain wall type is then swapped out for other panels in a larger host curtain wall. The mullions are defined as new types as well, one for a louver and one for the perimeter framing if necessary. It is important to use the Empty Panel for the Default Panel parameter so that there are no panels in the louver curtain wall, just mullions.

    The larger (host) curtain wall in Fig 1 below is a basic curtain wall type with grids and mullions attached. It is approximately 6 meters high and 2 meters wide. The grid and mullion pattern is entirely up to you.          pic2.pngConclusion

    Read my White Paper for a step by step guide on creating curtain walls with louvered panels.

    If you follow the steps successfully you will appreciate that it is possible to create a louver assembly without bothering with the family editor and without worrying about parametric arrays, nesting components etc.

    Note:  You could experiment further by applying a different material to the wall mullions.

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