Donate Now Goal amount for this year: 2500 USD, Received: 1627 USD (65%)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: slope beams

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    November 18, 2014
    Location
    Terrebonne, Québec, Canada
    Posts
    7
    Current Local Time
    10:45 PM

    slope beams

    Hi
    I am new to this forum... so here is my question:
    I want to join 2 beams or maybe another method... can't seem to think of anything. See JPG.
    I have a arc formed beam with a free form beam. I tried a model in place and then a sweep but it doesn't do as I expected. I know I am the problem. Missing big on this one !!
    Any idea ??

    slope beams-patinoire.jpg

  2. #2
    New Member
    Join Date
    November 18, 2014
    Posts
    3
    Current Local Time
    03:45 AM
    So you're trying to join the arc formed beam with the free form one? Can you use a reference line to cut them in the same place and then join?

    Not sure if that's the best solution, also curious about this.

  3. #3
    Moderator
    "RFO 2012 Spelling Bee Champion"
    Alex Cunningham's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 8, 2010
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    3,567
    Current Local Time
    08:45 PM
    You can cope beams to a reference plane.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    November 18, 2014
    Location
    Terrebonne, Québec, Canada
    Posts
    7
    Current Local Time
    10:45 PM
    Yes I want to join the 2 beams. I would love to look like a tree !
    I tried coping with the other beam it doesn't work. It says : Coping applied, but no cut was made. Adjust Coping Distance or Extension parameters.
    Trying to ajust the coping distance does nothing !
    I tried by reference plane but it doesn't want to select the plane ! :-(

  5. #5
    Moderator
    "OMG I killed Revit"
    dzatto's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 9, 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    5,234
    Current Local Time
    10:45 PM
    You need to cut to a RP, not cope (that I know of).

    And when coping, make sure the beams actually overlap. Otherwise, Revit won't know what to cope to.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    November 18, 2014
    Location
    Terrebonne, Québec, Canada
    Posts
    7
    Current Local Time
    10:45 PM
    ok so I tried cut the top of my beam with RF and it worked. Yéééé !! Very happy about that !!! Thank you DZATTO !
    But now at the bottom if I want to join it doesn't work.... my beam do overlap...there is clearly something I can't think of.....!
    I wanted to show what happen but can't seem to insert a JPG... ohh well.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    November 18, 2014
    Location
    Terrebonne, Québec, Canada
    Posts
    7
    Current Local Time
    10:45 PM
    As I can see reference place can't be curved... so I am left with maybe doing a mass and then cut it form my beam ?!?!?!
    I'll give it a try !!
    If you have any other idea feel free to pass along !!!

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    November 18, 2014
    Location
    Terrebonne, Québec, Canada
    Posts
    7
    Current Local Time
    10:45 PM
    So I did a void family and it worked !!!
    slope beams-void-family.jpg
    Now I just need to find a way for the beams to join to make one big happy beam !!!
    Any idea ???

  9. #9
    Moderator
    "OMG I killed Revit"
    dzatto's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 9, 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    5,234
    Current Local Time
    10:45 PM
    So you want the wavy beam to be part of the curved beam? Perhaps a beam end family would work. Make the wavy beam a beam end, cut the curved beam back to the intersection and add the wavy beam end to it.

    ***edit***
    I thought there was a beam end family, but I guess there isn't. So make it on a face based generic template and change the category to structural framing. Then, when you load it, it should attach to the face (end) of the curved beam. You will probably have to cut a section to align it properly.
    Last edited by dzatto; November 18th, 2014 at 09:26 PM.

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    November 18, 2014
    Location
    Terrebonne, Québec, Canada
    Posts
    7
    Current Local Time
    10:45 PM
    Funny DZATTO I had the same flash yesterday night at home ! But I thought maybe it can't be done I was not quite sure. I am very new at family... so I will try it !
    Any hints I should know ???

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Slope text
    By Andres Franco in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: November 26th, 2012, 08:24 PM
  2. slope
    By sepideh in forum Structure - General Questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: September 18th, 2012, 04:48 PM
  3. Beams NOT snapping to beams at same elev. but with different ref. plane
    By sebaldsl in forum Structure - General Questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 2nd, 2012, 01:01 PM
  4. Not so smart slope?
    By Bross in forum Structure - General Questions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: December 16th, 2011, 10:48 PM
  5. Slab slope discrepancy btw "Slope arrow" and "Define Slope"
    By jh75 in forum Structure - General Questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: May 6th, 2011, 08:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •