This application provides an easy way to create wood beams, joists, rafters, plates, hips and valleys, along with tags and beam schedule. This module provides not only the members, but also the MVBlock (tag), Property Set Definition, and Schedule table style. All this is contained in one dialog, accessed by one command - no need to access various palettes and ribbon tabs or do any complicated setup.
All standard lumber sizes are available, in nominal, rough, and pressure treated varieties, along with engineered wood product members as provided by the major manufacturers. A multiple member option is provided for all member types that allow it. Arched GluLam beams may be created - very difficult to create in standard ACA, but easily done here.
Several options govern how a beam is placed. Pitch (or slope) may be specified, with choice of plumb or square end cuts. Extension(s) may be specified for each end. Justification options are provided for each placement.
Hips and Valleys
A special method is provided to simplify this normally complicated process. The corner need not be square, and the two slopes need not be the same – the program figures it all out and places the beam accordingly.
Tags may be placed on members automatically as you draw them, or added later. Tags are automatically assigned a prefix, depending on the type of member, and how it is being used (J for joist, R for rafter, etc.). Tag numbers are incremented automatically for each unique member, with respect to its physical properties and its elevation, and its prefix.
The Wood Beam & Joist Schedule is an ACA Schedule Table Style created especially for this module. Creating the schedule is done with a click of Add/Update Schedule button.
This download is a fully-functioning 30-day trial. More detailed information, including pricing and the complete Help for this application, can be found at http://www.krupacadd.com/prod_WoodBeams.htm