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How are new profiles added to the Purlin macro ?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Module

    Joints
  • Question:

    How are new profiles added to the Purlin macro ?
  • Type:

    General
  • Difficulty:

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Answer

1. Launch Management Tools and go to Table Editor.

2. Use the Open MDB command and open AstorRules.mdb, located in:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Graitec\AdvanceSteel\2011\Steel\Data

How are new profiles added to the Purlin macro ?

3. Open the JointsGUIAllowedSections table

How are new profiles added to the Purlin macro ?

4. To add a new profile to the macro, a new record must be added, with a consecutive value in the KEY column with respect to the key of the last record.

How are new profiles added to the Purlin macro ?

5. The columns for the new line needs to be filled with the following information:

  • JointName :SEPurlin

  • JointControl : Eaves or Purlin, depending to which of those two joint controls we add the new section

  • AllowedSectionType :The value here mention how we add the section : as a whole shape class (O, U, I etc), or individually per section type (HEA nach DIN, UltraZed Section etc)
    •    0 corresponds to "Section Shape"
    •    1 corresponds to "Section Class"

  • AllowedSection: Based on the value used in AllowedSectionType, here we fill with either the section shape or the section class.
A. Section shape. The name of the available shapes can be read from the following location :
- Open AstorProfiles2011.mdb database, located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Graitec\Data
- Open the ProfileShapeRunName table. The shape names usable in the "AllowedSection" column can be found on the "ProfSubType" column.


B. Section class. The class names can be read from the following location:
- Open AstorProfiles2011.mdb database, located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Graitec\Data
- Open the ProfileMasterTable table
- Find the profile in this table, and use the corresponding value from the TypeNameText column

How are new profiles added to the Purlin macro ?

6. Enter those values in the JointsGUIAllowedSections table and close it.

How are new profiles added to the Purlin macro ?