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I've  viewed most of the video tutorials but don't think I've seen anything giving guidance on how to draw steelwork where a single member such as a column will straddle several layers or stories..... Is it simply a matter of drawing a different piece of steel at each level so you can control visibility, and accepting that if this is put into a schedule it will show several short pieces of steel rather than one long one? If anyone knows if there is a guide if they could point me in the right direction it would be appreciated.....

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@LeeElston, that is certainly one method...you could also create an "All Stories" layer.  Don't place it in any story and set the elevation at 0'-0" and then model the steel full height.  This layer can then be left "on" for any plan view.




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Seeing as the stair tool allows objects to have different visibilities on different layers, could the same feature be added to the steel column tool?....

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