AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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EddieOBrien4224
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Creating a knee barce in ASD 2012

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09-23-2011 09:41 PM

Hi there,

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?

regrads

Eddie O'Brien

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Re: Creating a knee brace in ASD 2012

09-26-2011 12:10 AM in reply to: EddieOBrien4224

Well

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.

Eddie O'Brien

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