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Thread: Chamfers to a concrete beam?

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    Chamfers to a concrete beam?

    Wondering whether anyone can help!? and suggest the best way to go about this...

    Basically I have a piled retaining wall, which requires a capping beam to the top of it. Simple enough so far...

    BUT the concrete beam is required to be chamfered.

    Initially I attempted to model in place a void form and then cut the geometry of the beam, but this doesn't seem to work.

    So the potential next alternative I see is to create a family for this beam with the chamfers..If this is the way to go, I am a little stuck as when I create the chamfer, the D & W of the beam default to a constant value and it won't allow me to change it.

    If anyone can shed a little light on to this it'd be appreciated!

    Cheers

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    Is your retaining wall level at the top? Wall Sweep with a profile?

    Can you post a pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    Is your retaining wall level at the top? Wall Sweep with a profile?

    Can you post a pic?
    Thanks for the reply,

    Image attached. As you can see, it is a capping beam to a secant piled wall. The beam is modelled through structural framing. I require a 100mm chamfer to the bottom two corners.
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    You can modify the profile in your beam family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PijPiwo View Post
    You can modify the profile in your beam family.
    Thanks, although I initially tried this and it somehow messed with the parameters for specifying the width/depth of the beam...it would only come in at one random size for some reason.

    I'll give it another try!

    Cheers

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    Make sure the profile lines are locked with the ref. planes.
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