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How are multiple tubes cut at a single node?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Module

    Modeling
  • Question:

    How are multiple tubes cut at a single node?
  • Type:

    Modeling
  • Difficulty:

    *

Answer


In order to cut multiple tubes at a single node, use the "Element contour - Exact cross section" command.

How are multiple tubes cut at a single node


We need to:
  • Align the tubes with their system axes meeting at a single node.
  • How are multiple tubes cut at a single node

  • Select the tubes in pairs. First, use the command on Tube 1 and on Tube 2. Then, use it on Tube 2 and Tube 1, to obtain a symmetrical cut between the two tubes.
  • How are multiple tubes cut at a single node

  • Repeat for all the tube pairs. This example contains 5 tubes and requires 10 cuts in order to avoid collisions between the tubes.