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    Beam System Plan Cutback

    Does anyone know where I can go to change the way my beam system looks in plan view? I would just like my beam system to have a little bit more of a cutback in plan. I would like it to be at least 1/8" to 3/16". I found where to change the beams but not a beam system.
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    #2
    AFAIK you'd need to change all the beams in the beam system manually... No way to do it for an entire beam system at once.
    Martijn de Riet
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      #3
      Usually if I put in some Beam systems, I remove the system after it's placed. It's easy enough to change the individual beams in an area if need be. This should also fix your cutback issues.
      Adam Hutchinson
      Engineer in Training
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        #4
        Well I like the way the beam at the column is. So if I get rid of the beam system then they will change all beams even the ones on the grid lines. Actually I am wanting the beam to be cut out where I have a beam tag. The lines of the beams going perpendicular go thru the tag and I was hoping there would be a setting that could fix this.
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          #5
          Originally posted by sachez143 View Post
          Well I like the way the beam at the column is. So if I get rid of the beam system then they will change all beams even the ones on the grid lines. Actually I am wanting the beam to be cut out where I have a beam tag. The lines of the beams going perpendicular go thru the tag and I was hoping there would be a setting that could fix this.
          You will need to modify your tag family. Add a masking region in the tag and reload it into your project. This will mask out the beams that are below the tag.
          -Alex Cunningham

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            #6
            Originally posted by sachez143 View Post
            Well I like the way the beam at the column is. So if I get rid of the beam system then they will change all beams even the ones on the grid lines. Actually I am wanting the beam to be cut out where I have a beam tag. The lines of the beams going perpendicular go thru the tag and I was hoping there would be a setting that could fix this.
            Dude, this is NOT autocad... Cutting back the beam means IT GETS SHORTER (yes, in your schedules). Cutting the beam at the tag means YOU GET TWO BEAMS!!!

            Like Alex said: create a masking region in your tag, or edit the tag type properties and change the value for from Transparent to Opaque
            Martijn de Riet
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              #7
              Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
              Dude, this is NOT autocad... Cutting back the beam means IT GETS SHORTER (yes, in your schedules). Cutting the beam at the tag means YOU GET TWO BEAMS!!!

              Like Alex said: create a masking region in your tag, or edit the tag type properties and change the value for from Transparent to Opaque
              Martijn - sorry if I confused you.

              I DID NOT want to cut the beam back physically.

              I want to change the way it is displayed in plan view ( show a bigger gap from the beam it is framing into). Revit lets you change the gap on the beams to the columns with any gap distance you want, why not the beam system also (wether they are joists or beams). I just thought that there was a setting that I was missing somewhere.
              If not, I will just change the beam tag.
              Last edited by sachez143; January 25, 2012, 02:25 PM.
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                #8
                Ok, no biggie... Just wanted to make sure here... I suggest you alter the tag then, no other solution. And if I'm not mistaking: even in a beam system you can change the cutback for separate beams by tab-selecting them and changing the value...
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