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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Revit Tech Tip: Constraining a beam system to a roof or floor

Published date: 2010-Feb-17

ID: TS14561320

Applies to:

Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2010

Revit® Architecture 2009

Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2010

Revit® Structure 2009


You want to know how to constrain a beam system to a roof or floor, so that when you modify the slope the beam system updates accordingly.


To constrain a beam system, follow these steps:

Draw the roof or floor element.

Select the element and choose Modify Sub Elements. Use this to add slope to the roof/floor.

Open a section or elevation view showing the roof/floor. Tile this view with the Plan view at the level of the beam system.

In the Plan view, go to the Home tab > Work Plane panel and choose Set.

In the Work Plane dialog, choose Pick a Plane and click OK.

Toggle into the section/elevation view, and select the underside of the roof/floor element.

Once you select the element plane, the Go To View dialog will appear. Choose the view corresponding to the Plan view you want to draw the system in.

Sketch the beam system (you will not be able to use the 1-click creation tool).

The resulting system will be constrained to the underside of the roof/floor. If you modify points on the roof/floor, the beam system should adjust automatically.


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