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dominic.leong
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cutting a cantilevered concrete beam at an angle

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03-09-2011 09:04 PM

hello,

 

anyone can help?

 

i have a cantilevered concrete rectangular beam cutting across a sloping rc roof.

how do i cut away the beam at an angle perpendicular to the roof slope?

 

 

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ccollins
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Re: cutting a cantilevered concrete beam at an angle

03-10-2011 09:59 AM in reply to: dominic.leong

Create a Reference Plane in elevation of section at the angle you want to cut the beam.

 

Then use Cut Geometry to trim the beam.

 

cheers

Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO
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Alfredo_Medina
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Re: cutting a cantilevered concrete beam at an angle

03-10-2011 10:16 AM in reply to: ccollins

You can cut the beam in elevation using a slanted reference plane and the Cut Geometry tool in Revit Structure, not in Revit Architecture.

 

In Revit Architecture, use Opening by face, creating a sketch with a polygon that cuts the beam in that shape, as if it was a void.

  

See illustration.

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ccollins
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Re: cutting a cantilevered concrete beam at an angle

03-10-2011 01:46 PM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

Alf,

 

As always, you are correct!

 

The ref plane cut works for wood and steel beams, but not concrete..............

 

cheers

 

Cliff

Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO
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aw
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Re: cutting a cantilevered concrete beam at an angle

03-15-2012 05:29 AM in reply to: dominic.leong

Dear,

 

About cutting concrete beams with an angle , the solution :

 

Go to family editor of the beam.

go to family category and parameters

change the structural material type into steel.

back to the model, use a reference plane and cut.... should work now

 

gr.

Andy

BIMDESIGN

 

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Alfredo_Medina
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Re: cutting a cantilevered concrete beam at an angle

03-15-2012 07:40 AM in reply to: aw

It solves the cutting, but then you can't get the concrete beam back to be "concrete" material in the family, without getting errors in the project. I wonder if that might cause other issues.

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