Truss structural joins

Truss beam clean up

When Trusses are placed into the model, the default Structural Framing (Beam) elements don’t automatically join with each other.


  1. Select the Beam, and then Unpin it.
  2. With the Beam still selected, apply a negative value to the Start Join Cutback, or End Join Cutback depending on which end of the Beam needs modifying.
  3. On either the Architecture or Structure tab, use the Opening > By Face tool to select the Beam, then sketch the region to trim off.
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