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GabrieleNovembri1027
Posts: 162
Registered: ‎01-24-2009

cutting of slanted column

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06-06-2011 02:10 PM

It seems that do not exists in Robot the possibility to cut a tilted column with an inclined plane.

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Bauskas
Posts: 59
Registered: ‎02-14-2011

Re: cutting of slanted column

06-07-2011 12:36 AM in reply to: GabrieleNovembri1027

This sort of stuff is usually done in a dedicated CAD processor like AutoCAD.

 

If your plane is parallel to any of the global coordinate planes, you can use the "Edit -> Divide... -> by a plane" option in Robot's menu, specifying the correct coordinate and plane type.

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Rafal.Gaweda
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Re: cutting of slanted column

06-07-2011 12:57 AM in reply to: Bauskas

It is possible to write small COM macro (in VB or C) doing that. Even, if you create dll for it , it is possible to add it to pull down menu by Add-ins Manager.

I am attaching screen shot of the option doing exactly what you want made by one of polish users.

 





Rafal Gaweda
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Rafacascudo
Posts: 223
Registered: ‎05-16-2011

Re: cutting of slanted column

06-07-2011 05:24 AM in reply to: Rafal.Gaweda
Hi Rafal, This particular add-in (bar cut by generic plane) would be very useful for me , and I think for other users too. How can I get it??? Could you make it available? Wouldn´t it be a good idea if we had a " Users add-ins (use at your own risk)database" ??? It could be unsupported by autodesk. I don´t care!!!
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GabrieleNovembri1027
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Re: cutting of slanted column

06-07-2011 06:16 AM in reply to: Rafacascudo

Hello
I find your add-in very useful too. Can you make it public?. Consider that the reported problem is very common because rhe analitical model often come from REVIT that, as you probably know, has problems with analytical models of complex tilted slabs.

 

Regards

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Bauskas
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Re: cutting of slanted column

06-07-2011 06:53 AM in reply to: GabrieleNovembri1027

Memo: analytical model is something that has a closed form solution. The models that we have are called numerical or FE.

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GabrieleNovembri1027
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Registered: ‎01-24-2009

Re: cutting of slanted column

06-07-2011 12:10 PM in reply to: Bauskas

I may agree with you but perhaps it is convenient to use terminology defined by Autodesk .... only to understand each other

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Bauskas
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Registered: ‎02-14-2011

Re: cutting of slanted column

06-07-2011 01:06 PM in reply to: GabrieleNovembri1027

I perferctly understand your argument here, knowing that Autodesk has been promoting this term for quite a long time.

 

Yet to understand each other, I tend to think we should use terminology defined by science and the engineering community, not a vendor whose software some of us engineers happen to use.

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A.wikipedia
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Registered: ‎08-03-2012

Re: cutting of slanted column

08-31-2012 01:22 AM in reply to: Rafal.Gaweda

You given me macro cutting os slanted colum.

Please????

 

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AJA14
Posts: 491
Registered: ‎11-01-2011

Re: cutting of slanted column

09-02-2012 01:37 AM in reply to: A.wikipedia

Hi, I have used the object combination and used cutting off along an arbitrary plane after drawing a wall in the plane of the column. Then I trimmed the column with the edge of the wall and it works just fine. No need for a macro. Hope this helps.

Ali Al-Hammoud
Structural Design Engineer
MZ & Partners Engineering Consultancy
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