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beam not visible

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05-17-2010 12:32 AM

Revit Architecture 2011.
Problem: a drawn beam isn't visible / selectable.

Steps I took:
Structure > Beam > selected a beam > on first floor plan

Section shows the drawn beam. However I can't selected / move /see the beam.

The beam is below the first floor so that I can't see the beam is logical to me.
When I go to the level below (basement) I don't see any dotted lines indicating a beam above it. And again the beam can't be selected.

My questions:
* how do you work with beams in Revit (adepting vis.settings everytime?)
* how does Revit show beams above the cutlevel (a dotted line). If not standard: is there a workaround?

Kind regards,

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Message 2 of 4 (2,593 Views)

Re: beam not visible

05-18-2010 02:14 PM in reply to: Joris3P
Perhaps make a Level or a Reference Plane to locate the beams on, and then work in that work plan or plan level
when editing beams.

Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO
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Message 3 of 4 (2,593 Views)

Re: beam not visible

05-18-2010 09:33 PM in reply to: Joris3P
in the view properties set the "Underlay" to be the same level of the current view and the "Underlay Orientation" to "Reflected Ceiling Plan". (See Attached).
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Message 4 of 4 (418 Views)

Re: beam not visible

07-03-2014 02:46 AM in reply to: krispy

I want to omit the slab lines

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