I'm using REVIT Architecture 2011 and having problems with beams automatically joining. I am wondering how do you simply stop them from joining to each other? I have situations where i'd like to butt one into another or overlap them slightly but it will not let me do this. I'd like to be able to draw in a beam and have it stop where i stop it. Any solutions?
Have you tried to disallow join? when you select a beam at the end there is a blue grip - right clic on it and it will give you a shortcut menu - click the dissalow join.
See what that gives you - i have an image attached for reference.
So when you select it you don't have grips at the end?
can you post an image of it?
Have you tried to right click the grip in plan view... i can't get the same menu in a 3d view?
Yes, have tried in plan view too, it still has no option to disallow join. Should there be an option there? How is it possible for it not to be there if it is a default? Could the revit software be the issue? Does the family need to be modified in some way? This particular beam is standard revit content from the metric library.
Take a look at the Start Extension under the Beam Properties.