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Is there any way to use the Structural Member Tool or any of the detailing tools to create Tapered Flange Beams? These are very common in pre-engineered structures where the columns along the wall start narrow and expand as they go up, then meet a rafter that starts wide and narrows as it goes towards a peak. 


My current workflow is to create these components using 3D solids and extrudes, but that has none of the structural plugin smarts or data, everything has to be added by hand.

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@MediaArtsDad, the short answer is no.  You are doing the right thing by modeling them.  You can model one, save it as a symbol and attached data to it.  Then  repeat at whatever interval you need down the length of the building.



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