How to configure a single part drawing style for a castellated/cellular beam?

 
  • Information
  • Software
    Power Pack for Advance Steel
  • Module
    PowerPack for AS - Detailing
  • Version
    ≥2015
  • Type
    General
  • Difficulty
    ***

Note: This FAQ is an addition to the existing FAQ "How does a castellated/cellular beam or a beam with openings appear in details, BOM and NC files?"

A castellated/cellular beam is considered already fabricated when it is modeled and detailed. Using a default drawing style, for example "Sp – Beam front, top, bottom 1:10 CX" to create a single part detail, the specific openings are also dimensioned. Usually, those specific dimensions should be eliminated and only the new cuts (features) or holes should be dimensioned.

How to configure a single part drawing style for a castellated/cellular beam?

The unnecessary dimensions can be manually deleted, or a new drawing style can be configured to display the dimensions of the outer cuts (features) and holes from bolts.

In order to configure a drawing style, open the "Drawing style manager". From the "User" category, an existing drawing style can be copied using the "Copy" option from the contextual menu obtained by right mouse click. For example select the "Sp – Beam front, top, bottom 1:10 CX" drawing style and copy it under the name "Sp – Castellated Beam front, top, bottom 1:10 CX". In the "Detail title" tab, you can delete the "Length" token, because the compound name consists of the name displayed in the properties window and the length of the beam.

How to configure a single part drawing style for a castellated/cellular beam?

In order to modify the dimension points, create a new view using the specific command.

How to configure a single part drawing style for a castellated/cellular beam?

Then, create a new dimensioning strategy.

How to configure a single part drawing style for a castellated/cellular beam?

In order to eliminate the web opening dimensions in the X direction, replace the "Mp X - Proc+Contour Top GTA Ref.Top" and "Mp X - Proc+Contour Bottom GBA Ref.Bott" dimension definitions with "Mp X - Contour Top GTA" and "Mp X - Contour Bottom GBA".

How to configure a single part drawing style for a castellated/cellular beam?

In order to eliminate the web opening dimensions in the Y direction, delete the "Mp Y - Proc LTS Top" and "Mp Y - Proc LTS Bott" dimension definitions.

How to configure a single part drawing style for a castellated/cellular beam?

The picture below shows the castellated/cellular beam without opening dimensions:

How to configure a single part drawing style for a castellated/cellular beam?

In a similar way, you can configure the top and bottom view.

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