AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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yahukec
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Registered: ‎07-26-2009
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About user defined profiles

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07-26-2009 02:51 AM
I need to add some special profiles of steel structure according to some specification that is not supported by ASD now. It is easy to add them. But when I create connection with my profile, most of types fail. And only one can create connection.But the connection is still not right.It is very ridiculous(see attach). When i use profiles supported by ASD, the connection will be right.So,I think I should create my own profile database. But I don't know how to do. Please help me ! thanks!
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EmilKrumov7926
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Registered: ‎07-19-2010
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Re: About user defined profiles

10-07-2010 04:21 AM in reply to: yahukec

Just don't use the provided "stock" connections - do them manually - dril holes, welds, put bolts... etc.. All by hand.

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edugarge
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Registered: ‎10-08-2010
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Re: About user defined profiles

12-15-2010 01:55 PM in reply to: yahukec

Have you found any solution?

I'm interested about manipulating databases (profiles, materiales...)

I will investigating everything I could for the next two weeks.

Maybe we could share information and results.

 

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edugarge
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Re: About user defined profiles

12-17-2010 06:54 AM in reply to: edugarge

I have found a solution!

 

The profiles’ databases are in C:/Program/Data/Autodesk/Structural/Common Data/2011/Data/Prof. One .XML for each database. I have duplicated one of them, deleted all the profiles and added my own type with a simple notepad.
It works fine!
ASD reads the new file as a database… the file’s name must be <name>pro.xml where <name> is the name you want to use for the database.

 

Here we are talking about the same http://forums.augi.com/built-to-last/viewthread/661/

 

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tony
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Registered: ‎02-08-2011
Message 5 of 11 (1,433 Views)

Re: About user defined profiles

02-08-2011 07:14 PM in reply to: edugarge

Hi

I've been playing with the data bases and are having good success

I may be able to help you

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tony
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Registered: ‎02-08-2011
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Re: About user defined profiles

02-08-2011 07:43 PM in reply to: edugarge

Do you Know if USER PARTS can be welded to members and can you get them to appear in your shop drawings??

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shafin_42
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Registered: ‎01-28-2013
Message 7 of 11 (653 Views)

Re: About user defined profiles

01-31-2013 10:15 AM in reply to: tony

Hi Tony,

I need help in creating user defined profiles. Please help me in details about the procedure. I have craeted user defined profiles by using user part in tool option and it works, but those user defined sections have no mass or thickness.

 

ASD_1.jpg

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tony
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Re: About user defined profiles

02-02-2013 06:12 AM in reply to: shafin_42

If you can send me the  XML file that has this profile you created i will edit it and show you what i do

 

tony

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shafin_42
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Registered: ‎01-28-2013
Message 9 of 11 (609 Views)

Re: About XML file in ASD database

02-02-2013 08:35 AM in reply to: tony

Hi Tony,

Thanks a lot for your response. I have created a 1200*500 RHS section with thickness 25mm by creating region, and with the option of saving profile "inDatabase", I have saved the profile with the name"RHS" in "AISC2" database and saved it. I have opened the Aisc2.xml file from C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Structural\Common Data\2012\Data\Prof, but i couldn't find the saved RHS profile there. see the images....asd_2.JPG

 

ASD_3.jpg

Do you know where can I find the required xml file? I would be glad to hear more suggestions from you.

Thanks

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tony
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Registered: ‎02-08-2011
Message 10 of 11 (581 Views)

Re: About XML file in ASD database

02-03-2013 04:45 PM in reply to: shafin_42

Generally the profile will save in an xml file called "ruser.xml" try this file and see if you can find the saved profile. It should be in the same place as the other xml you mentioned but it could also be in your USER/APP DATA/AUTODESK/STRUCTURAL

 

Give this a go andd let me know

 

Regards

 

 

Tony

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