Yes, when you are doing the Structural Shape Authoring you can have two seperate profiles. One is the standard you use for creating the Structural Steel piece and the other is a Notch profile which you create in that same file. From there you author normally and when you have to use it just use the Notch command and for members that have it the radio button will appear to use the custom notch profile.
Thanks for the reply Mark, but it isn't much more than what can be found in the what's new or the help files.
Have you tried this?
Have you been successful with this?
Can you provide an example that I can follow along with?
I'll see about getting a blog post together for it tomorrow. I have some files I used to create the first document on this before.
Here is a short video and some screen grabs as well as my original white paper I did about a year and a half ago on this subject. (White paper is before notching profiles were added to the software but contains important steps and tips)
Your explination of this is a big help.
Unfortuantly, I think AD has missed the boat on this notch thing still! There seems to be a real lack of understanding concerning the type of notches that would be typically used for structural frames.
I have been attempting to find a real practical reason to use this, and I must be frank this is a terrible implementation of structural steel notching. First user are required to make a unique special part, and if they do not know what the notch is going to look like until after they have completed a design it is useless. Second building a notch in a structural shape should not be part of the beam it should be a tool or function that is applied to a specific beam after initial placement and design, the method currently in the product is not under any definition a top down approach to design, again a terrible implementation, and not useable in the a real working environment.
Sorry guys, just My $0.02 worth.