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Yan Naing Bo
August 17th, 2011, 08:20 AM
Hi anyone,
Could you please advise how to create 300x300x16SHS column?
Is it as per normal : using extrusion @ Metric Structural Column family template?
Shall I add CONCRETE FILL symbol inside this Square Hollow Section?

Regards,
YNB

Munkholm
August 17th, 2011, 08:37 AM
To save you some tedious labor, hereīs a SHS family with a type catalog for sizes (Metric - ISO 657/14). And yes, itīs just a (parametric) extrusion created from the Structural Column family template.

About the Concrete Fill... If you really fill the SHS with concrete, Iīd recommend to model the concrete inside the SHS profile (Simple extrusion), and maybe add a Yes/No visibility parameter to it.

Yan Naing Bo
August 17th, 2011, 09:09 AM
Hi Munkholm ,

Your family file is really useful for me, yet I really would like to try creating it by myself.
Frankly, willing to practise.
But no idea is coming out how to put those Radious and Formulae.
Could you please advise me the detail procedure if you got free time?
Thanks a million ..

Munkholm
August 17th, 2011, 10:18 AM
A video speaks a thousand words... right ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLKHvFVMS1c

gaby424
August 17th, 2011, 11:07 AM
it`s a trend for videos in this site or what? :laugh:

Yan Naing Bo
August 17th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Thank you very much

gaby424
August 17th, 2011, 08:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLKHvFVMS1c&feature=player_embedded

Yan Naing Bo
August 18th, 2011, 04:25 AM
:-)
btw, do you have any I-Beam family?

Yan Naing Bo
August 18th, 2011, 09:27 AM
How can I convert this SHS column to SHS beam?
Any easier way?

gaby424
August 18th, 2011, 10:47 AM
modify a beam family in the same way?

lucis29
August 26th, 2011, 06:46 AM
:-)
btw, do you have any I-Beam family?

If you install the templates for Any country in Europe (except UK), Revit will automatically include all the Euro Profiles.
I give the IPE and IPN:

almostfrench
May 29th, 2012, 07:28 AM
I want to create a double SHS column family using existing SHS column family. What is the best way to do it?
Thanks.

alexo4141
May 30th, 2012, 03:03 PM
I want to create a double SHS column family using existing SHS column family. What is the best way to do it?
Thanks.

-Delete the equalty dimension (horizontal one), then align lock one of the side refplane to the origin.
-After that, recreate the same extrusion as explained by Munk in this post (http://www.revitforum.org/structure-family-creation/3221-how-create-shs-steel-column.html#post26604) on the other side.

OR

-Open that SHS family, import family types from the .txt file
-Nest it into a brand new Structural Column Family, lock them into place.
-Link their top Level to the "Upper Ref Level" with a "Top offset" of 0
-Link them to a new family type parameter and recreate family type with the name you want.

OR

-Nest it into a brand new Structural Column Family, lock them into place.
-Link their top Level to the "Upper Ref Level" with a "Top offset" of 0
-Create New parameters (Depth H, Width B, Thickness) and link them to the nested family.
-Use the original .txt type catalog to modify the type names and rename it as your new family.

Unfortunately, I don't know which one of those workflows is the best. Nesting families often affect performances...
HTH