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    Revit 2012_sloped beam end cut

    Hi all,
    dead new to beam systems this past week, am wondering if anyone can advise the following:
    I have checked Revit 2012 Help / online / knowledge base, Revit Structure forum here, the General Forum here, and done some testing at home before posting this.
    I have several beam systems, that have now been converted to individual beams for using as sloped beams / rafters.
    I want to have various end conditions but mostly want the rafter, to have a plumb cut.
    It seems that Revit cannot generate the end condition I am seeking.
    Can anyone advise if sloped beams are able to generate plumb cuts in the manner I generally need for roofs of many types - mono pitch, multi pitch, couple close and the like. ?

    I have as a backdrop, a desire not to have to resort to creating in place voids to achieve this, probably am prepared to have to create a beam family with a void and angle parameter but am hoping I am missing something in Help, or the articles around. Have not searched the web extensively yet but assumed this is a simple, and thoroughly expected condition for a sloped beam. The coping tool is very limited in its functionality and is of no use for this need. I cannot see anything in Properties of the beam or in the BS tool to handle what I want.
    Any feedback appreciated
    regards
    trombe
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    #2
    Hi Trombe,

    AFAIK there is not automatic way within revit itself to have plumb cuts apply to beams or beam systems.

    You can create a reference plane to the inside face of your horizontal timber member, model the beam/s longer than required and them trim them to the reference plane using the cut tool.

    Other than that, Tools4Revit make a coping tool which resolves this sort of problem. Tools4Revit | Sort&Cope

    Cheers,
    Ian Kidston
    http://allextensions.com.au

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      #3
      Thanks Ian.
      the Rafter+ tool look promising since a long while back and the improvements for purlins / battens also look promising - shows that the plumb and seat cuts can be programmed easy enough by a 3rd party eh ?........ anyway I inquired about pricing and in meantime, will just go back to our old well trodden pathway from years past.
      best to you and yours mate - long time no sp
      trombe

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        #4
        Thanks Mate,

        I have been hanging out here since the kerfuffle.

        I bought a suite of their tools a while back (review can be found http://www.revitforum.org/third-part...it-review.html) The rafter+ tool is particularly sweet.

        Good to catch up again

        Cheers,
        Last edited by Ian.Kidston; October 30, 2011, 10:29 AM. Reason: typo
        Ian Kidston
        http://allextensions.com.au

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