How do I make the wall wrap around on the sides and bottem above the window? The inside of the wall is visible on the outside, as seen in the pictures.
Which type of object is the top part of the windows? Is it a wall?
Did you use the Subtract Solids command to create the hole at the top of the windows or are they styles made from Grasshooper definitions?
If you want you can send the model to email@example.com and we will take a look at it.
Yes its a wall. It has the same layers, but the insulation layer is thinner. I just drew the wall segments individually.
Also, I could not get the edges of the wall to wrap around the windows from both sides. It wraps the whole way. Normally it should wrap from both sides.
I am new to VisualARQ, so maybe I am just building the model the wrong way, but even on a high performance PC, it became quite slow, for this relatively simple model.
I don’t have access to the model right now, but I can send it on Monday.
It is difficult to make this work placing one wall inside another. However we are going to take a look at how to solve those intersections.
In the meantime what you can do is to create the window including the upper wall.
You could create that custom window from a block definition or from a Grasshopper definition. The first one might be faster to create than the second option but won’t be parametric, so you may end up creating several window styles.
To create the window style from a block first create the Rhino block for the window. Then use the default steps to create a new window style. At the profile step pick the desired profile (in case you need a custom profile, like the ones in the last story of your building you should create it first with the _vaProfileFromCurve tool). At the end of the wizard you will find a step that asks if you want to specify a block for the model view or plan view representation, there you should select the window block that you have created.
For the other option, the style from a Grasshopper definition, you should create the window with the upper wall as a Grasshopper definition before. Then you will be able to create a new custom parametric window style using that file, like the one below:
This is the style that I created for the example: WindowWithUpperWall.zip (18.6 KB)
And this is the GH file behind in case you want to modify it: WindowWithUpperWall(mm).gh (21.4 KB)
Here you can find information about how styles made from GH definitons work and how to create yours: