AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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Properties of Aluminum Shapes

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10-18-2011 07:46 AM

I noticed while calculating the weight of an aluminum ramp structure that the weights for aluminum shapes are not correct. For example L2x2x1/4 6061-T6 is 1.11# per foot. ASD says it is 3.19# per foot. Which happens to be the weight for A36. 


I believe this is the same for the rest of the shapes as well.


Is there a way around this? Even if I have to copy a database to a new name and modify values. I have lots of aluminum work to do here.




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Re: Properties of Aluminum Shapes

10-19-2011 11:15 AM in reply to: markhubrich

I thought my general weight of aluminum seemed heavy too...  glad to see someone look into it.


Auotdesk?  Any support here?  How about the Stainless maybe too?

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