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Mon, Apr 3, 2006 at 5:50:26 PM | Built-up wood beams?

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I just did a quick search of the forum and didn't find anything on Built-up wood beams, is it there and I've just missed it? Anyway my issue is this: I'm framing a deck and need the model to show a 3-ply 2x8 wood beam, I simply copied the beam 3 times but i dont need all 3 of the DLines on my page view. (also the beam tag won't say "3-2x8"Winking Is there a multi-ply beam family that I'm not finding?

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Mon, Apr 3, 2006 at 11:52:31 PM | RE: Built-up wood beams?

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Can't you simple apply a material to your beam that has a horizontal line surface pattern that effectively makes the beam look laminated...? By the sounds of things you are wanting to schedule it as one beam? So why would you create it as three... Your tag typically links to your mark or type mark value (but you can edit the family) and thus have it say whatever you want. HTH.

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Tue, Apr 4, 2006 at 1:18:05 AM | RE: Built-up wood beams?

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Of course, that makes perfect sense it also cuts down on faces that are hidden (therefore lower file sizes), as the old addage goes "Don't model what you won't see"....edit the family to make it 3 times as wide, change the tag to read 3-2x8, apply the correct material...curse sounds like a plan :-)....I guess then though I'd have to have separate family files for 2 ply, 3 ply, 4 ply....beams? I guess I could also add some parameters to affect the width :-P A quick comment: As revit is so "new" I get the feeling there are many people who are using it professionally with just a 3-day crash course and then let out into the world to discover on their own as they need to to finish a job. It's thanks to this forum and the community that some nasty bad habits due to work-around solutions can be avoided! Thanks Mr.Spot! Now I gotta go find a tutorial on how to properly make a family and how to manipulate the constraints & parameters :-( ...oh well all in a day of RevitING! :-)

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Tue, Apr 4, 2006 at 2:29:26 AM | RE: Built-up wood beams?

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Check out the www.DGCAD.com Website for tutorials on making families best regrads, coreed, aia

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