Service Openings through Beams

In a post a few months back I outlined a quicker way of producing openings in beams using a customised framing family within Revit Structure 2011. see link

Link you YouTube Tutorial:

I was asked the same question again last week and thought I would revisit the problem using some of the new Revit Structure 2012 features. I created a new line based family and made a void sweep with three instance parameters for the Length, Width and fillet Radius and then set the steelwork to ‘cut with voids when loaded’. This worked a treat and is a much quicker, more controllable way of creating openings in steelwork.

If any of you would like a YouTube video tutorial on how to create this family then let me know!


About lawrenceh

I am currently employed by Excitech, one of the largest Autodesk resellers in the UK, to provide training and other services such as implementation and project support to our clients. The main products I get involved with are Autodesk Revit Structure & Autodesk Inventor. My personal interests include aviation, engineering and walking.
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4 Responses to Service Openings through Beams

  1. davidl says:

    Very handy, a YouTube vid would be great

  2. Jo Moens says:

    A video would be nice.

  3. Pascal Hervet says:

    Nice tip ! just in time thanks

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