AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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Structural Tolerances in ASD

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08-06-2012 12:56 PM

Hi all,

 

How do you guys allow for structural tolerances when doing connection details in ASD 2013?

 

Eg:

254x146x31 UB is actually 251.5mm, but you also have a rolling tolerance of ±4% which has to accounted for, plus paint finishes etc..

 

Any Ideas?

 

Regards,

Charl

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Re: Structural Tolerances in ASD

08-12-2012 02:29 AM in reply to: charlv

We have always detailed to what the material acutally is, 251.5 in your case, and have had no real issues due to rollings.  If a beam is running over a column we make the column to the bottom of the beam based on 251.5 and has worked for us.

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Re: Structural Tolerances in ASD

08-14-2012 07:51 PM in reply to: otherguy

HI,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Do you know of any Connection Gap setting in ASD when doing Steel drawings?

 

Regards,

Charl

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