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    by Gareth Spencer

    You may have come across what I writing about here, but I am finding a few people that haven’t and I thought it would be great to share it with everyone. Revit has a nice little tool called  Beam/Column Joins, which allows the user to adjust the ends of beams as they would have been placed. It’s simply to do as you just pick the small arrows to move the beams backwards or forwards to join together and create a chamfer.

    Beams Before Chamfering



    Beams After Chamfering


    Before you start going around your model trying to chamfer all the beams to each other it will only work on beams which are the same family type. So that means it will allow UB chamfer to a UB or CHS to CHS, UC or UC…etc it won’t let you chamfer UB to CHS or UC to CHS.

    It would be nice to be able to chamfer a beam to a column as well but as they are completely different families altogether it won’t work, and it’s not currently a function in Revit.

     So the question is what can you do to chamfer a beam to a column?

    Well one solution is to drawn a reference plane and using the cut tool to cut both the beam and column back to the reference plane. Like what is shown in the below image.