How the heck is the weights calculated for grating?
I'm using a 15-DT-4 with 1 1/2" x 3/16 bars.
Per the product load tables, it weighs 13.82 pounds per sq. foot.
The "Self-weight/m2" I need to use to make it properly show the square foot weight is 0.096.
Later if I modify the properties of a peice of grate, this shows up as 1/8"
Can this be fixed?
I have to make a dummy 12x12 pc. of grate and mess around till the weight shows proper in a BOM.
It is almost as if when using Imperial units, some features are still using Metric.
Here is a grate 12"x12"
Monkey around to get the proper weight value for a material list
Go back and modify
The self weight now says 1/8".
It just doesn't make sense. .096 is not 1/8" let alone a dimension compared to a weight?
Please someone explain what "Unit (lb/ft) really means. This is a one square foot peice of grate. The manufacturer spec is 13.82 pounds per square foot. I am using RBCS-01.dwt. My units are set as Architectural with 1/16" precision.
Next blunder is the length.
Grate length is determined by the gearing bar direction. Grate is manufactured typically in 36" width and the bearing bar direction is the length. I get mine at 20 foot.
If I rotate the bearing bar direction, the length remains the same.
Thanks for taking the time to make that so clear! I have hated that problem. I finally gave up on adding it to BOM because it was throwing off the total weight of a platform.
But, I agree! This one should be easily fixed and done soon!!!!
I recieved feedback from Autodesk on this. To make a long story short, the value that needs to go into the weight box is pounds per square inch for Imperial units.
I have another post about the length issues. That one makes me angry. I guess they see having the correct length on grate as a feature.
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