AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

Reply
Valued Mentor
hardin
Posts: 702
Registered: ‎08-30-2007
Message 1 of 4 (410 Views)

Knee Brace

410 Views, 3 Replies
06-04-2012 01:37 PM

Is there a way to create a Knee Brace in ASD? I'm using 2013. I found a workaround in this thread:

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Structural-Detailing/Creating-a-knee-barce-in-ASD-2012/m-p/316...

 

  Clever and it works, but I'm hoping for a better, more default/straight method.

We want to place knee bracing from a column to a beam using gussett plates.

 

Distinguished Contributor
CristianLANCULESCU1367
Posts: 103
Registered: ‎11-02-2011
Message 2 of 4 (389 Views)

Re: Knee Brace

06-06-2012 01:52 AM in reply to: hardin

Can you sketch what you need? I'm not vey sure what a "Knee Brace" is.

Valued Mentor
hardin
Posts: 702
Registered: ‎08-30-2007
Message 3 of 4 (380 Views)

Re: Knee Brace

06-06-2012 09:36 AM in reply to: CristianLANCULESCU1367

I've attached a Knee Brace image using a screen shot from Revit Structure.

Basically it's just an angle attached to a column and beam with gussett plates.

ASD's Bracing comes close, but it needs two columns and it creates an X bracing.

This is a pretty common brace, I'm not sure why it's so difficult to do in ASD.

It should maybe be an option in Haunches.

 

Distinguished Contributor
CristianLANCULESCU1367
Posts: 103
Registered: ‎11-02-2011
Message 4 of 4 (358 Views)

Re: Knee Brace

06-08-2012 05:29 AM in reply to: hardin

Now I understand. Yes, I believe that the bracing solution is the only one. Or you could model every element.

Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

New AutoCAD Structural Detailing Category!

The AutoCAD Structural Detailing forum has moved into it's very own category page, and can no longer be found within the Additional Product Forums.

Announcements
Do you have 60 seconds to spare? The Autodesk Community Team is revamping our site ranking system and we want your feedback! Please click here to launch the 5 question survey. As always your input is greatly appreciated.