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Truss Frames (screen box)


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  • Vectorworks, Inc Employee

At this time vertical loads are not supported with Braceworks and this even applies to hanging loads; not just ground supported.  The FEM error is telling Braceworks that the load is not properly balanced.  I even did a test with the frame at an angle of 89.9° instead of 90° to see if I could trick the system into calculating as the truss would not be 100% vertical as a workaround to help.  The only way I was able go get a calculation with no errors was to hang two additional motors on the bottom truss so that Braceworks can see the other side is supported and that is definitely not how that would be rigged in the real world.  I have attached the screenshot but I know this is not the answer you were looking for.


I know that the engineers are looking into adding this functionality in future releases if possible but at this time a timeframe is unknown.

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