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Floor plan view of inclined steel beam

How to you make a floor plan view of a steel beam that has an inclination of 5 degrees with the horizontal plane?
With sections you can align the section plane to be parallel with the inclination of a wall. The same is not possible with plan views, they are always parallel to the horizontal plane.
So how do you make a plan view with measurements of a steel beam with inclination?
Mac OSX 10.15.7 | AC 24 INT 5000 FULL
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vistasp
Expert
Would a 3D document with parallel projection work for you, Achille?
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Thats a good idea!
thanks vistasp
Mac OSX 10.15.7 | AC 24 INT 5000 FULL

vistasp
Expert
 You're very welcome. Glad it helped.
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DGSketcher
Rockstar
Adjusting the parallel projection settings can be tricky, an easier way to align the view for a 3D document is:

VIEW > 3D NAVIGATION EXTRAS > LOOK TO PERPENDICULAR OF CLICKED SURFACE

I use it quite a lot and is ideal for the problem in hand.
Apple iMac macOS Monterey / AC25UKI (most recent builds)

vistasp
Expert
Dang! I knew there was a simpler method but, for the life of me, couldn't remember what. Shows how little I use this.
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bT Square Peg
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https://www.btsquarepeg.com
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DGSketcher
Rockstar
Always something new to learn with AC.
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vistasp
Expert
DGSketcher wrote:
Always something new to learn with AC.

Always!

And thank you for pointing out the simpler method!
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bT Square Peg
https://archicadstuff.blogspot.com
https://www.btsquarepeg.com
| AC 9-25 INT | Win10 | Ryzen 2600 | 16 GB | GTX 1150Ti |

Thanks guys for your suggestions, they helped a lot.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to achieve what I want. It is not possible to obtain from 3d a usable view of a steel beam in order to produce shop drawings.

I attach 2 images to show what I mean. The first is the 3d view aligned correctly and set to wireframe. The second is the same image of a 3d Document of the same view, but there is no way to obtain the same representation. So it is impossible to use it.
Mac OSX 10.15.7 | AC 24 INT 5000 FULL

James B
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
In the 3D Document, turn on Hidden Edges?
Technical Product Manager, Graphisoft

ChrisB
Participant
Achille,

I use 3D documents regularly to produce all my fabrication drawings for beams & columns including end, base & finn plates, notched ends, shims, bolt centres etc...see attached...without too much trouble. In fact, I don't think there's anything, so far (touchwood!), that I haven't been able to do.

I couldn't quite work out from your images what you're trying to do. If it's anything like the drawing attached & you could give me a bit more detail, I'll do my best to help out...

AC16-24 Solo (latest version)
OSX 10.15.6 - MacBook Pro 16" 2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 - 64Gb DDR4 - AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB

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