I just decided to try one of our projects in inventor that uses beams and channels. After building the part, I was detailing out the parts and the shop noticed that the copes on the beams are not correct. After measuring the beams in inventor, I notice that the web and flange thicknesses on one of the main beams is pretty far off. Is this common.
example. AISC shows a W12x72 web as 7/16" inventor has .55" the flange as 11/16", inventor has .9" these are both off way too much. Height shows 12 1/4" and inventor has 12.710 This is not going to work if all the beams are off this much.