Beams

ARCHICAD Beams are horizontal or inclined construction elements with vertical end faces. Basic beams have a rectangular cross-section, but you can also use a Complex Profile.

Horizontal beams can be straight or curved. Like other construction elements, a Beam’s essential structure derives from its Building Material, defined in Beam Tool Settings.

Beam Reference Axis

Beam Display on the Floor Plan

Create a Beam

Create a Hole in a Beam

How to Change Angle of Beam End Faces

Beams and Other Elements

Place Element or Library Part using a Complex Profile

Beam Tool Settings

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Subtopics

Beam Reference Axis

Each Beam possesses a reference axis which serves the precise connection of Beams for clean intersections and establishes hotspots and edges ...

Create a Beam

Use Beam Settings to define the parameters of your beam. See Beam Tool Settings. New Beams can be created in either the Floor Plan or the 3D ...

Create a Hole in a Beam

All types of Beams can include Holes. Holes can be circular or rectangular, and Holes of different shapes and sizes can appear in the same Beam. ...

Beams and Other Elements

For information on how intersections (junctions) work among construction elements: See Element Intersections. The following other features ...