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    Solid Sweep Bent Beam Annotation

    I created some bent beams using a solid sweep. In plan view, when I created the symbolic lines, I had to also create a moment connection symbol, but it will not give me the option for a filled region to fill them in like the others. It only gives me the option of a masked region. On top of this little problem, I can tag the new beam in plan view, but it gives me the name of the in place component I created. I thought, no big deal I'll just name it the beam size. It'll make sense that way anyway. Well, as you can see, it annotates it horizontally, I need it vertical. And before anyone asks; Yes, I toggled the little horizontal/vertical switch. It makes no change. I also tried rotating it, etc. Nothing works. It looks great in section and 3D views. This made the bent beam sweep a great solution to my previous problem of mitering two beams, but if it's going to behave like this in plan view, it's not going to work. I need to be able to find a solution to this issue ASAP. My engineers are getting frustrated with Revit and I'm wasting precious time trying to find a workaround. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    3D View.JPGPlan View.JPG
    Fallon Brooks
    Project Enginer
    Harrison Drywall, Inc.
    http://www.harrisondrywallinc.com

    #2
    My GOD how do you work on a black screen in Revit.

    In my past when I have been in a time crunch I forgo what the model looks like in 3d in behalf on what it looks like on the sheet. Sometimes its eaiser and better to just make it work and not worry too much about the small details. You could model the bent beam as 2 beams that dont join. in 3d you will see them clash but in plan it will look like one beam and work just like all the other beams.
    -Alex Cunningham

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      #3
      I'm used to working in a black model space environment! (We still do all of our detailing in CAD) For me there's just no other way. What color is your environment? (That sounds kinda personal) :P

      We had previously been representing it with two seperate beams, and in fact, we've left pretty much all the other beams like this alone. I only did this in one part of the roof (like 3 beams). I was trying to make it look better visually and see how it worked to decide whether or not to implement it throughout the rest of the building. My boss keeps complaining about it being two beams in plan view. Originally that's what we did, but it's resulted in a ton of Requests for information from the contractor, architect, steel shops, etc. They couldn't understand what could possibly be holding up those two beams. Sadly, there are details in place (drawn in AutoCAD) to clarify the condition, but nevertheless, we still get questions. That's really why I went about trying to try to make it a more accurate visual representation.
      Fallon Brooks
      Project Enginer
      Harrison Drywall, Inc.
      http://www.harrisondrywallinc.com

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        #4
        Default Revit White. It does take time to get use too but its way eaiser on the eyes in Revit.
        -Alex Cunningham

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          #5
          wild guess: try to edit the tag family and in the properties unchecked the "rotate with component" then overwrite the family....try now to change the "orientation"...horizontal to vertical...the best way is to save as the tag family.....

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            #6
            I feel like an idiot. Thanks so much Christian. That worked. Now..... Moment connection? Bueller?
            Fallon Brooks
            Project Enginer
            Harrison Drywall, Inc.
            http://www.harrisondrywallinc.com

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