Is it possible to create beams with custom profiles?

Yes, it is. These are the steps to create a beam from a custom profile:

  • 1. Create a custom profile with the _vaProfileFromCurve command VA_ProfileFromPolyline.jpg, that will be used for the beam section profile. The selected curve must be planar and closed and must be oriented according to the XY axes.
  • 2. Create a new beam style: open the beam styles dialog (_vaBeamStyles command) and click on the New button to create a new beam style.
  • 3. Select the new beam style and assign the custom profile you have created from the Geometry tab.

Beam styles dialog Beam from custom profile The alignment of that beam will be taken from the 9 alignment points of the rectangle enclosing the custom profile curve.