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    Default Creating beam with a parameter in the middle of it

    I wonder, if there is any possibility to add a parameter in the middle of beam family, which control it's curve? I want middle of my beam, to be 3-5 cms higher than start and end point. Creating beam from a sweep line, in the project enviroment isn't good solution for me.

    Sweep seems to do not allow me to lock it's start and end point and adding parameter in the middle.

    I would be thankful for any tips.

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    Default Re: Creating beam with a parameter in the middle of it

    The parameters are typically linked to reference planes to control their geometry.

    Making an arch in a beam is actually quite complicated because of the problem of constraining the arc.

    However making a high point isn't that hard and might be close enough?

    See example family constructed in Revit 2015
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    Elizabeth K.
    Using AutoCAD 2002 - 2017 and Revit 2014 - 2017
    on Windows 7 and 10

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    Default Re: Creating beam with a parameter in the middle of it

    Thanks for your contribution, I'll give it a try. Indeed, creating beam family with the arc is really complicated.

    I attached two families, maybe someone knows where I have made mistake with constraining. Those families are not working properly.
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