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Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 4:53:02 PM | Column Family/Beam Family

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I've receieved a Revit file from a manufacturer for a light gauge metal track but it's specified as a column not a structural framing beam.  I'm not extremely familiar with all of Revit's functions at this point but from what I know this won't work for me. I need to be able to use the metal track in a horizontal position not just vertical, a position I can't achieve with a "column" because I can't rotate it to that steep of an angle. I've tried editing the family as a beam but then I lose all of my corrisponding family types (different sizes of track). Any ideas as to how I can use a column as a beam? The analytical model does not have to be correct, it only has to look correct.


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Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 5:51:55 PM | Column Family/Beam Family

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Not going to work. Even if you use the new 'slanted' structural column it still has to be somewhat sloped.

 

Contact the manufacturer and ask them to reproduce the same profiles for horizontally positioned beams. Wouldn't take much and probably worth their while especially if their setup with a 'type' catalog.

 

For the most part it doesn't even have to be a beam. It could just be a linear based family with a profile and type catalog.


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Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 6:25:52 PM | Column Family/Beam Family

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Thanks, that's kind of what I was thinking but being new to Revit I wanted to verify with someone who knows alot more about it then me.

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