Skill Level Intermediate
- [Instructor] I hate it when our steel is exposed. That means it's got to look nice. What I'd like to do in this video is look at how we can get our beam ends to miter. We'll look at a couple of different scenarios, as well. For example, if we have a tube steel situation, and we zoom in here, generally, you don't want that opening. Or, maybe, you do. We can configure which end extends to where. Or, if we look down here, we can just figure out if we'll have to miter it or not. Also, if we look at a 45 degree corner, we can see how to miter this, too.
So, to get started, let's jump into Revit, and under Projects, let's start a new structural template. Let's go to the Structure tab, and what I'd like to do is let's create a grid. So, I'm going to click on Grid, draw a grid line here. I'm going to turn on the top bubble. I'm going to select this and I'm going to copy it over once. I'll go 25 feet. I'm going to go to Grid again. Create a horizontal grid.
I'll turn on this bubble. I'd like this to be labeled "A". Let's select this. I'm going to copy this one down three times at 25 feet. So, I'm going to click Copy. Constrain and Multiple are both turned on. I'm going to pick the grid on it somewhere. Took 25... Let's come down another 25. Perfect. Noe, I'd like to put some columns in. I'm going to go to Structure - Column.
I'm going to make them a little smaller this time. I'll go "W8X10". I like to make sure my depth is going to level one. Let's click At Grid Intersection. Just go ahead and pick a window right around all the grids, and simply click Finish. Excellent. Now, I'm going to draw some steel but I'm going to cantilever it on both sides. So, on the Structure tab, click the Beam button.
Instead of a "W" shape, let's click the dropdown. Grab an "HSS8X8X3/8". Now, I'm going to come over about four feet from grid-line 2. I'm going to come all the way down here and I'll go 32 feet. I'll hit Escape. I'm going to select this tube. I'm going to click Copy. I'm going to copy it down to all of my grids.
And I'm going to hit Escape. I'm going to put a tube out here now. So, on my View Control toolbar, I'm going to set my detail level to "Fine". I'm going to select this beam, I'm going to right-click, and I'm going to create Similar. Now, I'm going to pick a point right about here and I'm going to come up and I'm going to pick a point right about here. It cuts this back.
So now, we know they're kind of joined. I'm going to do the same for the top. I'm going to select this one and right-click. I'm going to create Similar. And I'm going to pick the same spot right here. And I'm going to come straight down and I'll pick the endpoint of this one. We can control where this terminates, as well. Let's go to a 3D view. In the 3D view, let's set out visual style to Realistic.
Let's set our Detail level to Fine. Now, we can do this in either the 3D view or Plan view. I'm going to go back down to level two. I'm going to zoom in to grid-line "C1". Now, on my Modified tab, I'm going to click the "Beam/Column Joins" button right here. Notice that we have two arrows. I'm going to click this arrow facing to the left.
Notice it will create a miter. I like the miter so I'm just going to lock it in place. That way, if this get skewed, this miter will remain half the angle of whatever the result is. We have a few choices here. We can extend this up to there. Extend that out to there. Back, or down. I like that one so I'm going to lock that one into place.
And this one is the same kind of idea. We can extend that out or down. So, either way you want to do it, that's fine. Hit Escape one more time. And this one can be a little more tricky. I want to have a beam that's at a 45 degree angle from here. So, I'm going to right-click on this framing member. I'm going to create Similar... Now, I'm going to zoom in and I'm going to kind of eyeball the endpoint right here.
I'm going to come off at a 45 degree angle. Pick a spot right about here. Now, this is obviously not acceptable. But if we go to the Modify tab and we click on our "Beam/Column Joins" button again... If you see the arrows, you know you'll be able to get it. And also, if I zoom out, it tells us which ones are valid and which ones are not. So, I'm going to zoom into here. I'm guessing this one will 45 it, and it does. I'm going to lock it into position.
We can go back to our 3D view. We can see all the changes that we've made. I think that looks pretty good.
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