AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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hardin
Posts: 659
Registered: ‎08-30-2007
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Knee Brace

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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.

 

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CristianLANCULESCU1367
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Registered: ‎11-02-2011
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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.

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hardin
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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.

 

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CristianLANCULESCU1367
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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.

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