Having trouble with the Beam and column calculator again. I used the "I-Section" and entered the values. At first I entered (b) as 8in and (B) as 8in and got the correct values. My section changed to (b)=6in and everything else stayed the same. Inventor now reports the incorrect value for the area and moment of I.
Here is what I entered.
Manual calculations shows this should be 30in^2.... not 29.
TOTALY, NO confidence in the Beam and Column calculator at this point!!
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You're welcome to a old spread sheet that I did up back in the hand calculation days.
I have a speadsheet that does these calculations. I was just double checking what I have against Inventor. At least yours and my spreadsheets agree with each other...
I checked what Inventor 2014 Beam and column calculator reports and it shows the correct values also. Guess they already knew about this error and fixed it.
Have a great day!!!
There you go: the I'm OK and you're OK syndrome.