Thursday, April 29, 2010

Beam with Fire Proofing Detail Component

I created this handy Detail Component for use in Commercial Structures. It is the same as the W-Flange Detail component but it also includes Adjustable thickness fireproofing. You can also change the radius of the fireproofing.

Beam Section With fireproofing

Text File

Just put these in the same folder and load the family.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Window through double wall

I have a masonry exterior wall with a 6" stud interior plus insulation. Since these are seperate back to back walls, the window family won't cut through more than 1 of the walls.

To get around this. Here is an option.

Open the window you are using on the exterior brick wall.

Erase all geometry accept the window opening.

Do a Save As, and save the file.

Now you can place this in the interior wall and the opening is the same as the window.

In addition you could lock the blank window to the regular window with the align tool. Then lock button.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Detail Component C-Stud Section

This is one of those things that probably bugs everyone. So I would like to share c-stud section family that I created.

I have just created a call out on a wall and want to start detailing. First I go to my trusty detail component library and load the c-stud file that came with Revit. After I insert it into the detail I notice that It is so thin that you can't see it very well. It's an easy fix, so I modified it and would like to pass it around to everyone, and maybe it will even end up in the new version of Revit so people won't have yet another needless hurdle to jump over.