AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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Adding Triangular Plates and Other Questions

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02-02-2011 07:39 PM

What is the procedure for adding plates to an ASD model when the plates are not circular and not square?


also . . . the attached screen shot shows my default dialog box when I activate the plates command in ASD modeling ribbon.  It always defaults to a 10" plate, no matter how many times I insert a plate.  Also the dialog box only seems to recognize / default whole numbers, 1,2,3 etc, no decimals. 


I suspect this has something to do with inch to millimeter conversion(s).  Anybody have any ideas?

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Re: Adding Triangular Plates and Other Questions

02-03-2011 12:29 PM in reply to: RogerZimmer

Please, you must read the manual. It has all the answers to your questions and more!

(You can find it in your own PC... C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2011\Setup\es-ES\SetupRes\InfoLink\...)


Chapter 2.1.3 Units (defining units, metric, imperial, etc)

Chapter 7 Plates (user defined plates, like polylines > triangular)


There are Tutorials and some Getting Started Guides.

Try them.

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