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Beams Ending Short of Slanted Column Centerline - Help Please

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    Beams Ending Short of Slanted Column Centerline - Help Please

    I am a beginner at Revit, so this question may seem simple in nature but...

    How do I get beams and columns to end at their analytical intersection? For example, I am drawing an antenna tower as shown here:

    I am using slanted columns for the main round legs and beams for the horizontal members. I plan to use brace elements for the diagonal truss members.

    When I draw in beam elements in plan view, their ends are cut short of their intersection point (as drawn per line elements). I want these elements to end at the location in which they intersect to give a smooth appearance instead of showing up short of the slanted column outer face. Thanks for any help you guys can provide me!

    Hi Haymaker.

    From the sound of it, you are just trying to clean up the visible joins of the beams to the columns. That's a relatively quick task using Beam Shape Handles.

    Open your tower in an elevation view (please excuse the rather simplified example. :laugh: ). If the columns weren't slanted, the plan view of the beam would suffice.
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    Select a beam and notice the shape handles.
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    Click and drag them to adjust the beam's geometry. The beam will still respect it's original connection provided the endpoints aren't moved.
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    A bit more about beam joins, endpoints and cutback can be found on our wiki.
    Kevin Dolley
    Autodesk Revit User Experience Team
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