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Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 6:22:45 AM | How to show a 'diagonal cross' when you cut timber beam/plate?

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I am trying to create a family for bearers and joists so when I do sub floor layouts I can construct them in 3d and have my sections then draw properly.

 

When you cut through a top/bottom plate or a bearer/joist you show it with a cross  from each diagonal corner.

 

Similar to the crosshatch but it needs to be accurate from corner to corner when sizes change.

 

How do I add this to the 'cut pattern' option in materials or do I somehow draw it as a symbolic line in the family editor?  It is not a repeating symbol like the 'cut patter' hatch options, more accurate linework.  Not much point in creating 3d elements for my section if they cannot display correctly and I have to draft over them anyway.

 

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Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 12:01:55 AM | How to show a 'diagonal cross' when you cut timber beam/plate?

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Create a section within the family and you should be able to draw however you want the section to look in the model within the family section.


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Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 8:52:21 AM | How to show a 'diagonal cross' when you cut timber beam/plate?

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Edit the family and in a section view create the symbolic lines (cross lines) but don't forget to attach the endpoints of the symb. lines to the lines of the beam...

 


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Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 4:25:02 PM | How to show a 'diagonal cross' when you cut timber beam/plate?

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Hmmm, detail lines in a family are hosted by a work plane are they not? For this to work you would have to locate the section in the project in the exact same place as in the family or it would at least have to be right in front of the family detail lines and you would also have to set the view to 'wireframe' in oder to see the detail lines in the family.

 

I think you need to do it the way REVIT intended. Use detail lines within the section view itself in the project. Maybe make it a group to speed things up. Takes two seconds to drag the 'X' group into the view. Keep them in your project template file. 


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Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 12:43:50 PM | How to show a 'diagonal cross' when you cut timber beam/plate?

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I can see this thread is ten years old now. Still I managed to solve the same problem . However when it comes to rafters I can't get the symbol lines to show. The rafters are timber members at an angle and when shown in section don't show the cross symbol.

 

Would anyone have an idea how to solve this one,

 

Thanks in advance.



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Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 1:29:42 PM | How to show a 'diagonal cross' when you cut timber beam/plate?

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I can see this thread is ten years old now. Still I managed to solve the same problem . However when it comes to rafters I can't get the symbol lines to show. The rafters are timber members at an angle and when shown in section don't show the cross symbol.

 

Would anyone have an idea how to solve this one,

 

Thanks in advance.



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