AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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haydenwse
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Minimum radius for copes

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08-06-2012 08:57 AM

AISC and AWS require that beams be coped notch free with a minimum 1/2" radius in the cope cuts but the macros all trim the notches with a square cut.  What is the best way to modify these cuts to have the required radius?

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Jakub.Brozonowicz
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Re: Minimum radius for copes

08-07-2012 02:54 AM in reply to: haydenwse

If I understand the shape of this treatment is probably only fit a polyline could help you with this.



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haydenwse
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Re: Minimum radius for copes

08-15-2012 10:57 AM in reply to: Jakub.Brozonowicz

The above response did not answer my question.  I need a way to cope the flanges of beams at single shear plate and bolted clip angle connections.  The standard macro’s just fit the flanges with a square corner but the US codes do not allow this square re-entrant corner.  The fit must have a minimum ½” radius.  This means that I will need to go in and change each one by hand after creating the connections.  Is there a better way?

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