I was hoping someone may be able to help me to create a knee brace say to be used as a pipe support.
The arrangement is along the lines of using an existing UC (H Section) as a column. I am then attaching a horizontal member *200 PFC (Channel section) say about 1000mm LG to the flange of the column using a web side plate (shear plate). To support the horizontal member I am trying to fit a strut (say 75x75x6 EA (angle section) ) at 45 degrees, to support the horitontal member off the column.
I have spent hours and hours trying to find a way in ASD...any ideas or direction?
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the brains trust has failed me........however I have worked it out myself
I drew two columns and brace line between each column, with a horizontal member between the column (strut).
I then used the bracing command.....using the strut as a vertical limitation. Now I had a single brace beetwn one column and the strut. I then selected each of the columns that I drew and "hid" them.
This gives me a knee brace off an "existing" column to support my pipework.