How do you cut the long side of a beam using the cut command and a reference plane when Revit only allows you to cut the short side of the beam? This is illustrated in the image below?
I have seen this question asked again and again on different Revit Forum Sites and I thought it was time to explain how I have done it in the past.
Follow the steps below and watch the scrolling image to learn how.
1. draw a reference plane at the far end of the long side of the beam to be cut
2. cut the beam with the cut command
3. move the reference plane to the desired location
Why did the Revit developers only allow users to cut the short side of the beam by a simple cut, and pick command? I don't know...but I am sure the Revit developers had their reasons for making this the current workflow.
The important thing to remember, when solving Revit problems, is to take matters into your own hands, and find ways to solve these problems yourself. DONT WAIT, for the Revit developers to change the program....change your way of thinking about the program.
Having a positive attitude has always helped me solve my Revit problems.
For example, when I solved this particular problem, I didn't get mad at the Revit developers for making this limitation.
I THANKED them for programming in Revit the ability to MOVE a reference plane, which ultimately helped me solve this problem. Thank you Revit Developers!!!