Adding Structural Braces

You can add braces in either a plan view or in a framing elevation view.

To add a brace in a framing elevation view

  1. Open a framing elevation view.
  2. If necessary, load additional braces from the Structural/Framing folder under the Library folder of the Revit Structure program group. For more information, see Loading Structural Braces.
  3. Click Home tabStructure panelBrace.
  4. Click Place Brace tabElement panel, and select the appropriate brace from the Type Selector drop-down.
  5. To edit the properties of the brace before adding the brace to your model, click Place Brace tabElement panelElement Properties drop-downInstance Properties.
  6. In the drawing area, highlight the snapping point where you want to begin the brace, such as on a structural column. Click to place a start point.

    Snap to begin brace

  7. Move the pointer in a diagonal direction to sketch the brace and place the cursor near another structural element to snap it. Click to place the endpoint.

    Sample braces in a framing elevation view

To add a brace in a plan view

  1. Open a plan view.
  2. Click Home tabStructure panelBrace.
  3. On the Options Bar, specify both the Start Level and offset distance and the End Level and offset distance.
  4. Click the start point and the endpoint of the brace in the project.