see attached picture!
I have one beam that's a bolded piece
between a sloped and an horitontal I beam, same section.
A) Join them into the project
B) should I model a dedicated family?
Option "A" would be really appreciated!
If you need to create a mitered join between the two beams, you can use the "Beam End Join Editor"
("Modify" Tab>"Geometry" Panel>"Beam/Colun Joins")
This will only work if both beams are the same type (size).
Enable the tool in a view where you can see the beams, and use the arrows at the beam join to manipulate the join until it matches what you want.
Does this help?
And if I'm not mistaken, in order for the Beam Join tool to work, the 2 intersecting beams need to meet at the same elevation? Do I have that right?
No. you can joint 2 slope beams from diferent working plane as long as you set "Z direction Justification" the same. e.g both are TOP or BOTTOM. Can be found in properties window.
Just want to add to Joe post
Both beams need to have the same Z direction Justification.
I am able to create a miter join with two beams with different z direction justifications , as long as they are in the same plane but not co-linear.
Can you maybe post a picture of a situation where this is not working for you?
i have an update, this time on Concrete...
I am using, just to make sure it works properly.. the normal
famiily of Cast In Place beam from Autodesk Seek.
Please look at images:
The beam automatically join, I have an image
joined and one unjoined.
My problem is:
It doesn't seem to be possibile the work on Node that we did for steel.
Should I use precaset instead of cast-in place concrete, in order to have the lower node
to work properly?
They all are same family and type, have same Z-Direction justification and lie on
lower, bottom levels, sloped reference plane as hosts.
It sound weird to me, so I might be missing something..
thanks in advance for your reply.
It seems to work only with Pre-Cast Beams: why is that?
Can someone give me the background understanding of this behaviour?
This is situation. Beams are same type on different work plane.
I check again and it's working when beams has different "z-Direction Justification" as long as none of them = "Other". I don't even have the litle blue arrow appear when I click "Beam/Column Joins"
Test with a simple model having 2 beams only, and it's working fine even with "z-Direction Justification" = other
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