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With the framing member tool is there a way to have the section show as a cross as opposed to a fill or pattern?

Contemplated using a hatch but the cross needs to appear as below.


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The hatch didn't work but using an image did.

Only problem is getting the quality of the image right.

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It can be done but it's a little tricky:

Draw the section you want - rather than lines clip thin polygons on the diagonals.

Save as a 2d Symbol

Select Custom Profile for the Framing Member and select this 2d Symbol.


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Custom Profile for Joist Detailing.vwx

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Right - Brilliant.

Now needs to go off and make symbols of standard timber sizes for the library.


Wait does this mean you loss the additional Rafter settings and the like?

Yes yes it does. :-(

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Yep, you can also do it with a continuous polygon and fake it in one corner....ideally, I want to have control over the line weight of the perimeter vs. the line weight of the "cross hatch"




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really?  Here we are in 2019 and this attempt at a usable BIM solution still can't produce basic section details?  I continue to be at a loss for words each day with more discoveries like this.

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