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M. To Specify Beam Continuity

To specify continuous beams over supports, use the following steps.

Building Planner uses a window to specify continuous beams for the entire plan. It is typically best practice to draw all beams for the plan before performing this procedure.

  1. Select Beam >  Modify Beam Continuity. The Continuous Beam window opens.
  2. You can specify continuous beams individual for finer control or allow the program to autodetect all continuous beams:
    To… Select…
    select individual beam segments to create continuous beams manually Modify Data >  Mark/Unmark
    allow the program to detect all continuous beams automatically Modify Data > Auto Mark Continuous Beam
    If you used the auto mark option, then all beams that the program detects as having possible continuity over supports are marked in light purple. Proceed to Step 5.
  3. Click a series of beams you want to mark as continuous. Each beam selected is highlighted in light red. You can click a beam segment again to unmark it.
  4. Select Modify Data >  Create. The selected beam segments are marked in light purple.
  5. Repeat Steps 2 through 4 as necessary to continue to mark individual beam lines as continuous.
  6. When you are finished marking continuous beams, either:

    click the X in the top,right-corner of the Continuous Beam window, or


    press <Alt+F4>

If you have marked beams as continuous, you must finalize the plan including continuity.