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    Floors eating the beams

    Hello group

    I am from Peru and at the office I work we have encountered a big problem.

    We bought revit some years ago and the program is GREAT but

    The thing is that when we create beams, the revit wont cut the floors as it have to be.

    I know I have bad english, so I am making pictures to make me more clearer.

    When we make floors and beams in revit, by default in revit looks like this:

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    Floors eating the beams-1-vigas-atravesadas.jpg

    >That would be a problem when we calculate the volume of concrete separatately (floors and beams).

    So we use the comand "JOIN" but it looks like this:

    Floors eating the beams-2-viga-atravesada-por-muro.jpg

    That is terribly wrong, cause the constructive system we use at my country is not like that, we need that when we join beams and floors, the floors gets cutted and the beams stay.

    like this image:

    Floors eating the beams-3-vigas-separadas-como-tiene-que-ser.jpg

    I dont know if that is possible. I know that we can make each floor between the beams, but that terribly complicated, cause the beams keep changing a lot.

    this is really important to us, is there a way to make the beams more important than the floors, so when we join the floors dissapear? is there a plugin?

    thanks a lot!

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    Are you using Revit 2014? They added a functionnality to control the join order.

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    Very good question. I would love to know how to do this as well.

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    yes, this was an enhancement of Revit 2014, and in fact the whats new document shows your example of beams and a floor. Looks like its under the Join Geometry button.

    Floors eating the beams-5-16-2013-12-11-13-pm.png
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    Hate it when beams show up on my floor plans.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott D Davis View Post
    yes, this was an enhancement of Revit 2014, and in fact the whats new document shows your example of beams and a floor. Looks like its under the Join Geometry button.

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    Why didnt you tell the dev people to do this years ago dude!! I expect more from you.

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    OMG, thanks a lot for the rapid answers!

    SO it seems that I need REVIT 2014. I'll talk with the bosses. =)

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    Michael, by the look of that picture, there aren't solid lines shown along the beam edges, so there wouldn't be any solid lines on the floor plans. Scott, or anyone else who has 14, can you correct me if I'm wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHutchinson View Post
    Michael, by the look of that picture, there aren't solid lines shown along the beam edges, so there wouldn't be any solid lines on the floor plans. Scott, or anyone else who has 14, can you correct me if I'm wrong?
    If they are different "concrete" materials it will work:
    Floors eating the beams-beams.png
    Last edited by Alex Page; May 17th, 2013 at 05:11 AM.

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