Sunday, January 18, 2009

Adding and Removing Curtain Grid Lines

Curtain Grids are one of those elements that folks have a love-hate relationship with.  Working with Curtain Grids can be difficult at times, especially for the novice user.  I've created a little video about what happens when you start to have smaller segments and the ability to actually see if a segment is visible or not.

When you use the Add/Remove Segment tool, grid segments that are visible should be solid and what is not currently visible should be dashed.  The problem comes in when you have a short segment...it typically shows up solid even if it's not visible.  What you can do is change the scale to be larger (1/4" instead of 1/8" for instance) for editing purposes, do what you need to do for adding and removing curtain grid segments, then change it back to the original scale.  Or, just create a temporary elevation to edit your curtain grid segments.

2 comments:

Davis said...

I am having trouble deleting grid lines altogether in MEP 2009. i try to add/remove a segment and nothing happens. any ideas?

Dwane Lindsey said...

Hmm, I just tried removing curtain grids in MEP 2009 and it worked just fine. I know this may sound like I'm stating the obvious, but make sure the curtain wall is actually in MEP and not through a link. Granted, if it's through the link you should not get the add/remove option though.