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Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 10:21:50 AM | Structural Foundation Ground Beams




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Hi everyone


Does anybody know the reason why the Structural Foundation Ground Beams are set with a specific length?

I'm not sure if it is just my employer's preference, but when we label ground beams, we do not give lengths. A GRB01 could be used in several locations with several different lengths.


Working with revit Structure 2009, and with an AutoCAD with 3D+ modelling background, i find it very odd that you have to use a set length rather than clicking a start and end point...


I am aware that this is more of a dicussion topic rather than a request for help, but i simply don't see why it has been created like this.


It may just be me being picky, but if anyone agrees, or anyone knows the reason for this then pleasse let me know.



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Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 7:34:45 PM | Structural Foundation Ground Beams



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I wasn't aware Revit had a ground beam family set up. I use a regular beam for grade beams (ground beams) which allows me to have a start and end point

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Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 7:40:05 PM | Structural Foundation Ground Beams



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I'm the same as JH.  Perhaps you are using a custom made family?


Concrete grade beams (which is really just a concrete beam) get drawn from start to endpoint just lke a wall.


I have seen people use a short concrete foundation wall as a grade beam as well.





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Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 10:58:06 PM | Structural Foundation Ground Beams




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I use custom grade beams and as dgcad said you cannot have the option to stretch you have to have a length parameter to be able to adjust in project because they are isolated foundations (like pile caps)-if they were under a wall you could create a sweep and it would work when you pulled the wall-they dont have the stretchy thing.

I had a problem using the beam family in my foundations for schedules, graphics, and a couple of other things Smile. I don't think its that big of a deal but sure do hope they fix that next go around Smile

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