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Wed, Feb 8, 2006 at 4:08:37 PM | How would I go about creating a timber frame?

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I'm new to revit and desperate for help, since the help function isn't very helpful and only deals with metal beams. I know how to pick "structural-timber" and create wooden beams. I can also create solid extrusions. What I need to know is how the hell do I get beams or extrusions to snap to a grid line WITHOUT going on center. Just telling isn't going to help. I need step by step instructions. It seems that everything I create I am not able to quickly dimension properly or move to where I need it, as in a ground sill where the cross beams need to be 1/2" from the inside edge? Is it even possible to do timber framing in this application? HELP! PLEASE!! Post edited on 2006-02-08 10:08:56

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Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 9:49:50 PM | RE: How would I go about creating a timber frame?

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The help is a little out of date......... I had to create a post and beam barn at my last job and came up against this same issue. I ended up creating a bay section as one piece using the extrusion tool. I then joined that all together and that completed my frame. See this revitcity link for more detail http://www.revitcity.com/gallery.php?action=view&gallery_id=1399 If you don't need to schedule all the members and all you wand to do is draw it, them the above method will work very well.

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