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Braceworks Cross Section info From Manufacturers

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Hey Rob,

Is there any way for Braceworks subscribers to obtain the needed info without having to wait for service pack releases? Wouldn't it be possible to either open a file that contained updated truss objects? Or, simply enter the numbers into the cross section info box?


Thanks, Scott

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  • Vectorworks, Inc Employee

you can set up a custom cross section, but at this time they do not export to other files, so there is a limitation to them.  If you can get the data from the manufacturer, then you can set it up for your drawings.  the issue is, that most manufacturers only have the load table which does not give you the moments of inertia that are required for braceworks.  this has been our biggest problem getting the data into the software.

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I got a reply from my email to XSF. They said that they have been working on putting together models for Vectorworks for over a year, and that they sent over the models to Vectorworks about a month ago. They said they are just waiting on Vectorworks at this point.


On another note, It seems like there is only 12" truss for XSF in the library. Why is the 20.5" truss not available?

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We have been working on the libraries as we receive them from SFX.  The geometry is released through Service Select updates which occur about every other month, cross sectional data can only be released in service pack updates.

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