AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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jorgeluisg12
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Registered: ‎05-10-2011
Message 1 of 12 (2,238 Views)

cap plate connection

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06-25-2011 08:01 AM

Anybody knows how to make the connection between steel column to underside of flange beam.

In other programs it´s typical cap plate but here ASD don´t have this option.

Profiles are welded plates (double T).



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tony
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Message 2 of 12 (2,222 Views)

Re: cap plate connection

06-25-2011 08:49 PM in reply to: jorgeluisg12

Easy Done

 

Use macro End plate:Column to beam flange. I tried it with a SHS column and it wouldn't work so I changed the column to a UB and then it works good. After you get every thing correct explode the macro and change the column back to it's original

Hope this works for you

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jorgeluisg12
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Message 3 of 12 (2,184 Views)

Re: cap plate connection

06-28-2011 06:01 AM in reply to: tony

Tony,

 I´ve tried but ASD don´t recognizes the welded plate beam as a valid object for this connection



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tony
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Message 4 of 12 (2,170 Views)

Re: cap plate connection

06-28-2011 03:02 PM in reply to: jorgeluisg12

hi

 

Send me your drawing with the example and I'll give it a go

 

Regards

 

Tony

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jorgeluisg12
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Message 5 of 12 (2,148 Views)

Re: cap plate connection

06-29-2011 10:36 AM in reply to: tony

Hi Tony

This is a tyipical- easy-standard end plate connection (fixed stiffened)

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jorgeluisg12
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Message 6 of 12 (2,143 Views)

Re: cap plate connection

06-29-2011 11:01 AM in reply to: tony

Tony

If you can help me, please explain based on this attached work

Thanks

 

 

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tony
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Message 7 of 12 (2,131 Views)

Re: cap plate connection

06-29-2011 04:06 PM in reply to: jorgeluisg12

Hi Jorge

 

I've tried to open this file but keep getting a fatal error

Can you maybe resend but stip it out to only be the members required

 

Regards

 

Tony

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jorgeluisg12
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Message 8 of 12 (2,042 Views)

Re: cap plate connection

07-14-2011 07:11 AM in reply to: tony

Tony, Sorry  for the delay, I´m working too much.

This drawing only contains a pair of pieces.

Anyway, I´ll not continue using/trying to learn ASD for welded plates structures, I think if I need two o more steps to obtain

a similar structure which I will obtain just in one step in other programs is too much.

I use ASD for hot rolled profiles so I hope you can help me in the future.

Thanks for your time.

 

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O.Maille
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Registered: ‎10-23-2007
Message 9 of 12 (1,971 Views)

Re: cap plate connection

07-22-2011 01:10 AM in reply to: jorgeluisg12

Hope there will be some way of creating additional macros, the program is practically unusable if you can't use SHS/CHS/RHS, can't create cap plate connections, I've only started using it but so far to bad!

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jorgeluisg12
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Message 10 of 12 (1,958 Views)

Re: cap plate connection

07-22-2011 05:05 AM in reply to: O.Maille

 I think each company has his strenght, ASD isn't for Autodesk.

In a Latinoamerican forum someone said me a few months ago that this is a good program but have a long road ahead, we can't obtain all we need as another program.

Today ASD can't works with all structures, just with a limited range as you said.

I'll continue looking for another program, there are many to see.

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