The 2010 release of Revit Structure brings us some much-requested functionality - the ability to create slanted columns! This has been a big wishlist item for a while, and I'm sure many users will be happy to see the ability to add slanted columns implemented into the product. I'd like to try to address some questions that might come up:
Can I create slanted columns in Revit Architecture or MEP?
At this time slanted columns are only included functionality in Revit Structure.
Where is the slanted column tool located?
When you activate the Structural Column tool in the Structure panel of the Home ribbon, you will see options to create Vertical Columns or Slanted Columns. The Slanted Column tool will be selectable in views where they are able to be placed.
What views can I place slanted columns in?
Slanted columns can be created in Sections, Elevations, and 3D views. They cannot be placed in Plan views.
Will slanted columns appear in my Graphical Column Schedule?
Currently slanted columns will not report a Column Location Mark or appear in Graphical Column Schedules.
Am I able to Copy/Monitor slanted columns?
At this time slanted columns will not participate in the Copy/Monitor functionality.
Please feel free to comment with any additional questions you may have regarding the new slanted column functionality!