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    Change work plane of structural beam

    I am not too familiar with Revit when it comes to structural components. I have attached an image depicting the issue. Basically, I am trying to change the work plane of this beam. How would I go about this? Is it possible to change it in section? I tried rotating it to no avial. If not, that's ok. I am not sure how it works. Thank you for your help
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    #2
    Revit allows changing only parallel work planes for a beam.
    In your case:
    Recreate beam(s) on the desired work plane ("clean way");
    or
    Select the beam > right click > Detach From Plane > Align to desired work plane (after detaching the beam becomes glitchy).
    Nurlan
    Senior Member
    Last edited by Nurlan; December 19, 2019, 07:01 AM.

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      #3
      You could also edit the rotation and z offset to keep the beam hosted/behaving, but honestly i would just redraw the beam on the correct plane, if in fact it needs to be vertical.
      There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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        #4
        In the instance properties of the beam, you can change the orientation from "normal" to "horizontal". This will achieve your desired result. As Elton mentioned, you can then modify the z Offset Value as needed, while still maintaining the current hosted workplane (roof), which is probably where it needs to remain.
        Tony Perez @Twitter
        Senior Structural Designer
        Tesla Gigafactory - Austin

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          #5
          If possible, it is better to avoid beams on an inclined reference plane, orientation changes and offsets due to snapping and join problems.

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            #6
            Hi katewood1989,

            You can change the rotation of the beam in the section view. There is an option in the property box as a Cross-section rotation. Put the angle of rotation in this box. I hope the attachments will help you.

            Thanks

            Abhisekh Das

            Beam 1.JPGBeam 2.JPG

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