Structral column versus architectural column

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Structral column versus architectural column

Postby ExCAD » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:59 pm

I'm currently using Revit Arch 2012.

I am wondering what is the actual difference (in use) between a Structral column and a architectural column? I see them both on the "Build" panel- but I'm not sure what difference they make in the model?
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Re: Structral column versus architectural column

Postby Saw » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:48 pm

i think Architrectural Columns are just meant for cosmetic purposes only, rather than being part of the building's structure.

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Re: Structral column versus architectural column

Postby Vitruvius » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:31 pm

An architectural column inserted into a wall will take the materials of the wall a wrap it around the column. Whereas a structural column will not. Obviously there are additional differences but I assume that's pretty clear.

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