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    By Dennis Collin


    When working with steel members, Revit draws the geometry length cut short to the section width or depth rather than the steel web. To help with the presentation of detail views Revit has a coping tool (sometimes called Notch) which will apply a cope to the intersecting members. However, the built-in coping tool only deals with one coping cut at a time and sometimes there will be many elements that require coping to be applied.


    StrucCope is a Revit Add-in which addresses this limitation. Once the add-in is installed, additional commands are available under the Add-ins tab where different coping options can be applied.


    To apply coping to a beam, select the beam and then click on the "Cope by intersecting beams/columns" command from the StrucCope menu. To apply coping to multiple beams, select a common intersecting beam and click on the "Cope all intersecting beams/columns" command. To remove all coping for a beam/column select the beam/column and execute the remove all copings. To remove all coping for many beams/columns, select the common intersecting beam/column and run the same command.


    Coping offsets can be set from the Add-ins panel or modified after within Revit Properties palette. Should coping need to be removed for example when exporting a model to Tekla there is an option to globally remove all coping as required.

    The Strucope Tool is a free add-in and is available for Revit versions (2018-2021) and can be downloaded from the App store here:


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