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Thread: Drawing laylout for structrural beams that are sloped.

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    Drawing laylout for structrural beams that are sloped.

    I am trying to use Revit to create Structural assembly drawings. When I have a sloped beam it wants to draw that beam as it appears in the model, sloped. But in structural steel detailing the beam is drawn horizontal on the assembly drawing. How do I get this sloped member to be drawn horizontal on the assembly drawing?

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    You can use Detail views, or Zones similar to how you use a view window in autocad.

    Meaning: Place your detail view (or zone) and rotate it to match the element.
    It's a bit of a pain because you end up with a lot of views to manage, but make sure you name things logically and well and it's manageable.

    I'm not sure of the exact name of these functions in the English version but here is some images to help you locate these view types in case I have named them incorrectly.

    Step by step in these images

    I created a "repère" (what I am calling detail view here) and I place the window it's fairly irrelavant the size of it during initial placement.

    Now select the border of the new view, and rotate it. I take the rotation point and place it on the element I wish to align to.

    Select a point horizontal, and rotate it to align with the edge you want to be horizontal but is currently on a slope.

    Resize the view window

    Go to view and work away.

    Just remember you can not delete the "parent" view where the "detail view" is hosted (I'm sure "detail view" isnt the right name in the English version)

    The function "Zone de définition" works in a similar way.

    I suggest you create as few "parent" views as possible.
    I put the comment "DO NOT DELETE" at the end of my "parent" views so I know not to go erasing them when I am cleaning up.
    Be sure to use tags (the hexagonal tag like I have, of course yours does not have to be hexagonal). This way on my host view, I can see where all these details are placed once they are on sheets.
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    Last edited by Karalon10; July 19th, 2016 at 07:23 AM.

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