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What is the difference between length and saw length for saw cut beams?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Module

    Bill of Material
  • Question:

    What is the difference between length and saw length for saw cut beams?
  • Type:

    Creation of documents
  • Difficulty:

    *

Answer

To show the difference between the length and the saw cut length for beams, this example will use a beam with saw cuts at both sides. In case of double cuts at one beam end, the saw cut lengths is defined by the cut that creates the shortest beam.

What is the difference between length and saw length for saw cut beams

The length of the beam is in the Advance properties.

What is the difference between length and saw length for saw cut beams

The saw cut length can be used and viewed in the "Saw cut list".

What is the difference between length and saw length for saw cut beams

To see the saw cut length of this section, in the saw cut list you must change the report contents.
The default for the report contents is set to "Beams with saw cuts", but this option is available only for elements that have no more than 2 saw cuts.

What is the difference between length and saw length for saw cut beams

For elements that have more then 2 saw cuts, like in our example, the report contents must be set to "Profile".

What is the difference between length and saw length for saw cut beams

Next, create the saw cut list:

What is the difference between length and saw length for saw cut beams