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Stiffeners Defined Through Specifications vs Breakpoints
« on: Feb 21, 2023, 20:13:01 PM »
I don't believe this has been discussed previously, but if it has, please feel free to point me in the right direction.

Setting up specifications in our new database, I've found two different ways people define stiffener placement.

The first way is to set a stiffener for each spec, using the breakpoints to determine what size will have tie rods and how many. The second method I've seen is to have just two stiffener types set, one for two tie rods and one for a single tie rod, and simply assign the correct one to the sizes needed through the specifications.

Right now, I am doing both and while I'm fairly certain it's just overkill, I don't want to risk accidentally having the two methods contradict each other.

I would love to hear what other people have done when setting stiffeners in their specs.

This database will be used in both CADmep for use in Revit as well as in CAMduct to be fabricated in our new shop, if that helps clarify anything.