The following is a video tutorial, following up on one of my first posts regarding structural framing in Revit 2008. It covers the new Edit Beam Join tool in Revit Architecture 2009 and runs through a Beam System and Structural Framing Schedule briefly. Click below to view.
I'd like to point out that the SHS beam I was using was loaded from the standard Australian library under Structural > Framing > Steel.
This is my first screencast, I hope you find it useful. Please leave feedback in the forums or via a comment below.
Revit Architecture's built in structural beams can be a nightmare in some situations. The problem is that beams just don't seem to want to butt up against one another correctly, especially at a corner join. The default behaviour has the beams joining center to center and cut back so as to allow for a post/column at the corner.
If you try to schedule these beams, you will notice that the length of the horizontal beam will be taken from the blue dot, regardless of where the triangles (Start and End Extensions) are dragged to. You can try dragging this dot but it always seems to want to join to the adjacent beam and any amount of aligning will leave you blue in the face.