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Fri, May 6, 2005 at 5:17:33 PM | Help required with portal frame buildings




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I currently design and detail portal framed buildings such as retail parks, warehouses, foodstores etc... Has anyone got a portal frame family that works? I am struggling to create the steelwork associated with the building. I need some guidance as to how to develop steelwork which can be used easily and adapted under various designs as so far the structural package is not user friendly. I would also appreciate it if anyone constructing similar steel framed structures could advise how they succesfully manage to produce such buildings. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Sun, May 8, 2005 at 10:58:40 PM | RE: Help required with portal frame buildings


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I have an operating parametric portal frame but i try not to upload everything i create. Try to give my office some benefit of having me here... I'll see what i can do...

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Mon, May 9, 2005 at 6:27:29 AM | RE: Help required with portal frame buildings


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This area is one of the weakest links of Revit i've been raising this issue since version 5 . The current procedure is to create a parametric frame through sweep and extrusion but for structural function this is not revit like as it has no ref whatsoever to the actual steel database that we have built-in in revit. Say for example if you have a tapering frame column from one WF size from one end then another WF size on the other end you have to input the properties of the WF section manually in revit. This is easily done in ADT since version 3.3 just click the section from the dababase then its done with correct properties from AISC database of steel sections. I don't know if this works already like a charm in Revit Structures we'll wait and see.

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