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Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 10:21:10 PM | How can I get these Channels to meet?

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I'm not sure how to get these to meet.  The align tool doesn't allow me to select both of these.  The channels that are not in section are part of a beam system, if that makes any difference.  My border for the beam system is against the back end of the channel in section.  I can't seem to get one to run into the other.  



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Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 10:22:48 PM | How can I get these Channels to meet?

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Also, I had to move the two channels that are not in section down 2" so they wouldn't be aligned along the top with the cut-channel.  I need to do this to ALL of those floor framing beams in my project now but when I select them all the Z-Direction offset value gets grayed out.  Any way around that?


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Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 3:53:30 PM | How can I get these Channels to meet?

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You can't use the align tool because the beams are constrained to a "plan" work plane....if you use the move command, you have to unconstrain them before you can move them in a vertical direction.

I generally setup reference levels for the different elevations. It will take good naming conventions and smart setup, but I think it is better than adjust z-Direction Offset values on a global scale. As you draw, just specify of the Reference level (or ref. plane) and let Revit manage the elevations for you.


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Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 5:17:02 PM | How can I get these Channels to meet?

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Thanks, Brett. I'll need to keep that in mind for the next project.

I worked around my first issue by unpinning the members in the section and dragging them to where I want them.  Unfortunately that seems to be the only way I could get it to work for now.


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Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 6:53:28 PM | How can I get these Channels to meet?

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Looking at this...I think misunderstood your OP.

 

If you are talking about the beams in elevation and not section, they will not graphically "connect" because there is a cutback distance controlling the spacing in the structural properties dialog.

You can change that but it is a global change and affects all beams.


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