I was trying to explain another way he could of got a beam symbol to show instead of doing his solution(extract below)
"2. Created different brace to beam/column connections that include the brace symbol when viewed in coarse from abov"
Sorry probably should of explained this in origanal post that it was just a expansion of his number 2 of the solution.
*wishful thinking time* A plan offset for beams would be a great addition to revit if it was included/developed into new revit
I have actually just remember something while at work today of a possible correction that will help you over come this full issue as a proper work around.
Within the family you will need to create a new reference plane in the elevations view(as per plate + offset image).
Of course you will need to redo all dimensions to new reference plane and attached them back to correct parameters.
Make the offset dimension a instance parameter and then they can be controlled independantly as per plan and section images
That work around works well to offset the brace if the start and end points are in the same plane (i.e.: column and beam). But in this instance where the beam is offset from the column, it seems like either your start point or your end point will have nothing to snap to. For example, if you start at the column end, then there will be nothing to snap to when you extend it to the offset beam. Or, if you start at the offset beam, you will have nothing to snap to when you are extending to the column.
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