Concrete elements will automatically join each other without your intervention. They are represented in the project as a single mass in all views as anticipated. While joined, you can edit and move the individual elements within their normal ranges and limits.
If the Unjoin Geometry tool is used (see Unjoining Geometry
), automatic joining is disabled for the elements. Use the Join Geometry tool (see Joining Geometry
) to re-enable automatic concrete geometry joins.
|Examples of joined concrete elements |
|3D View of 2 beams and a column join ||Cross section of a column and beam join|
| || |
|Cross section of a structural floor and slab edge join|
Concrete beams must have either of the following properties to participate in these joins, otherwise they exhibit legacy behaviors and must be manually joined.
- Rectangular sections with a cross sectional rotations of 0, 90, 180, and 270 degrees.
- Trapezoidal, t-shaped, and l-Shaped sections with cross sectional rotations of 0 degrees.
Other join related restrictions include the following.
- Shape handles are not available for new participating elements.
- Type parameter changes will not automatically update concrete join geometry.