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PatrickEC
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Registered: ‎04-10-2012
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Analytical model projection for sloped or rotated beams

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11-02-2012 01:07 PM

The way the analytical model projection works does not really seem to make too much sense to me.

Apparently, the z-direction projection and y-direction projection are always in the direction of the LOCAL z-axis and y-axis. I cannot imagine almost any scenario where such behavior is helpful. On the other hand, I have had many situation where the projection in GLOBAL y-direction and especially z-direction would be very helpful.

See the examples:

A) The horizontal brace that I would like to project on the floor level (yes, I know I can use z-Direction Offset to avoid the projection, this is just to illustrate the issue). When Cross-Section Rotation is 0 it works great, but if the section is rotated the projection is useless.
Video: http://screencast.com/t/uCvSzxXuCqGe
Model: http://www.mediafire.com/?tq55fkjwey893po

B) The sloped roof framing that I would like to project on the horizontal plane. The analytical models for the sloped beams are displaced and again the projection is useless.
Video: http://screencast.com/t/OpNQnGkWy7s
Model: http://www.mediafire.com/?m61365r5vrarvea

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fernanda.firman
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Registered: ‎10-07-2011
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Re: Analytical model projection for sloped or rotated beams

11-27-2012 02:10 PM in reply to: PatrickEC

Thank you for your input.

Our product designers are always interested in wishes, suggestions or ideas our users have.

If you like to, you can also directly fill in our feedback website. http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=1109794

Hope that helps.



Fernanda Lima Firman
Technical Support Specialist
Customer Service & Support
Autodesk, Inc.

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