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Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 8:53:22 PM | Using a Steel Angle as a Hanger or Column



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I'm using Revit 2008.  I'm new to Revit.  In the project that I'm modeling, I have a need for an angle to be used as a hanger or a column.  I've tried adjusted the element properties of the angle to allow it to be used horizontally, then have reloaded into the project.  Now, I'm trying to develop a new family for the angle, but have run into a brick wall. Any suggestions?

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Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 3:44:19 PM | Using a Steel Angle as a Hanger or Column



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Take the profile and use it to make a new column family. You should be able to use the steel angle from the structural elements as a hanger.


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Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 6:17:02 PM | Using a Steel Angle as a Hanger or Column




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Also copy the txt file associated to angle and name it the same as the new column family you made and you have all the sizes too Smile-I had to make WT columns for a project and did it the same way-it works-I think I uploaded the WT col. family here-I left the extra parameter in for the other flange (and in the text file)-because I was lazy Smile-no need to over exert myself-hahahaha.

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Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 12:04:25 AM | Using a Steel Angle as a Hanger or Column




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Another option:

Edit the Angle Family

Go to Settings -> Family Category and Parameters -> [Uncheck the 'Always Vertical' option]

Re-load into project OR Save As new family and copy/modify text file.

In project, you can now rotate (after clicking disjoin on the editing bar) the beam 90°

You can also stretch the vertical member up and down, as opposed to defining it's lenght by reference levels.

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