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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:

    http://www.sabretowersandpoles.com/s3tl.aspx

    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!

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    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.
    Beam-adj-1.png
    Select a beam and notice the shape handles.
    Beam-adj-2.png
    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.
    Beam-adj-3.png
    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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