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bjur
Posts: 144
Registered: ‎09-14-2011

Code Check for single member

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09-26-2012 09:26 PM

I selected a column bar, right clicked, and selected "object properties".  I then selected the Code Check tab.  In the load combination combo box (located on the main tool bar), I selected a pre-saved list of combos that I wanted to see the results on (shown as load combinations 15 to 66).  See the attached picture.  Here's the problem:  The code check value of .86 is apparently for a load combination that wasn't in my list of load combinations to check.  In fact that load combination is for a very few select members where I need to check a special connection.  Note that load combo 88 is shown as the governing load combo, while only load combinations 15 to 66 were supposed to be displayed.  Is this a bug or am I doing this wrong.

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Rafal.Gaweda
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Registered: ‎04-26-2010

Re: Code Check for single member

09-26-2012 11:32 PM in reply to: bjur

It is better to check design results after design caclulations.

Isn't 88 case the govering case calculated in "proper" steel design module?



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bjur
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Re: Code Check for single member

09-27-2012 12:54 PM in reply to: Rafal.Gaweda

Load case 88 was for other members that needed to be designed for omega (a seismic factor needed on some members that are part of the seismic force resisting system).  In this case, this column did not need to be designed for omega.  I used the drop down box to select the load cases to check which load case goverened for this member from the list of load combos that applied to this member.  I was under the impression that this drop down box would filter the code check results in the same way that it filters the shear / moment / deflection diagrams.  

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Rafal.Gaweda
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Re: Code Check for single member

09-28-2012 12:09 AM in reply to: bjur

I do recommend checking design results after design caculations.



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