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By Steve Jepson
Use the Object Beams like M Beams 21, Joist Beam 21, I Joist 21 ?

Would a person even need the Beam Tool since we have so many object Beams already?
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By Barry Kelly
I only have the Joist Beam 21 in the AUS library and this has the background fill.

The problem with objects is they don't interact (trim) with each other or other elements.
So no mitred corners or trimmed columns or holes punched in walls automatically.

By jameshart
This has always been annoying, but today it's actually a problem:

We modeled this important historic terrazzo base as a beam with a complex profile (which worked great) and now we are cutting a few holes for new doors. The sections of terrazzo to be demolished get the proper dashed linetype but are NOT highlighted with a red fill (as every other demo item is) because beams do not have cover fills. So now we have to go manually add fills behind every instance where there is terrazzo base being demolished. :/

+1 essential vote from me!
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