Buildings are not monolithic things . . . if there is one thing you can say about all buildings (cave dwellers and freaky 1970’s Gunnite structures aside) it is that they are made of many, many tiny parts all glommed together. In one way or another, our built environment is made of repeated elements in space.
Given this, why doesn’t our BIM have a unified method to array/repeat/distribute/etc elements in space?!?!?!?
User Question: I have a mullion that needs to follow the curvature of my form. Both curtain system and curtain panel by pattern functionality facet my form. How can I get back to smooth curvalicious goodness?
With a few exceptions, the Divided Surface, Curtain Panel by Pattern, and Curtain System functionalities reduce smooth surfaces to facetted ones. While this is often exactly what people might want, sometimes you might want to subdivide a surface into smoothly curving parts.
This video walks through a couple varieties of smooth paneling options