Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Revit Catalogs: Troubleshooting Incorrect Beam Sizes

Support Question and Solution:
Provided by Tylor Zollman, Technical Support Specialist

We had a client that when inserting structural steel frames into Revit he noticed that the sizes were incorrect. We dug a little deeper and found that this was an oversight by Autodesk. However, you can simply edit the type catalog to resolve the issue. Please see the images below…

HSS – Hollow Structural Section.rfa

HSS16X4X3/16 = 1’2”?!?!
  1. Browse to C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RVT 2013\Libraries\US Imperial\Structural Framing\Steel and right click on the HSS-Hollow Structural Section.txt
  2. Select properties
  3. De-select the “Read Only” check box
  4. Select Apply and then OK
  5. Now open the HSS-Hollow Structural Section.txt
  6. Find the incorrect size and change it from 14.000 to 16.000.
  7. Save the text file as the EXACT same name.

Once you have completed the above steps the sizes should be correct when inserting the family into a Revit model.

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