Xsteel Training Course Update

Lesson 5 – Train1

Lesson 5 - Train 1 Update
Open first Train 1 Model

Create points and views as necessary for stair 2 Input stringers 5 Construct points for treads 7 Input treads, weld and copy up tread 8

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Create points and views as necessary for stair
In a plan view at the 3200 elevation zoom in to the intersection of Gridlines A2. Double click the Create Extension Point icon. Input -2000 -900. Click Apply and pick the intersections of Gridlines A3 and then Gridlines A2. Double click the Create Parallel Points icon and set the value to 1200. Pick the right point and then the left point that you just created. By using the points just created create an elevation view for each stringer looking in the direction shown below by the arrows

Construct now the points for the stair landing. Working in the other elevation view of the stringer project a point out to the left of the point at the top of the stringer (the distance is not important), and then create a point in an anti-clockwise direction at an angle of 40 degrees.

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Now using the Create line line intersection point command, find the intersection between the two points at 40 degrees, at the top of the stringer, and two points along the horizontal grid at RL 0.0. This will construct a point out to the left representing the point at the bottom of the stringer. Repeat the above point creation procedures for the second stair stringer, or if you wish, you can copy the point just constructed, to the other stringer view.

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Input stringers
Now input the stringers and the landing members (select appropriate U-profiles) ensuring that they are toeing in the correct direction and are positioned correctly. You will need to check these members in a plan view to confirm their location.

Note: When inputting channel profiles and they are toeing in the wrong direction, DO NOT modify their rotation to “below”. All horizontal members should have their rotation set to “top” otherwise they will be detailed upside down on the drawings. To make a channel toe in the correct direction, input the member from right to left instead of left to right etc.. Once the members have been inserted, cut the bottom of the stringer as shown in “Detail 1” on drawing Train 1 Update using the Line Cut command. Then “fit” the stringer to the landing member using the Fitting command. First pick the Fitting command icon, then drag across both the stringer and landing member, then pick the two points shown below.

Now weld the stringer to the landing member.

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Connect the landing members to the main structure using the Shear Plate Simple (146) macro on the sixth page of macros.

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Construct points for treads
Construct three points for the tread shown below and then construct one extra point up the stringer where the start of the next tread will be.

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Input treads, weld and copy up tread
Using the Create Folded Plate command complete the Folded Plate Dialogue box using FPL10*900 as the profile. Now insert the Folded plate by tracing the three points previously constructed for the folded plate, then close the shape off by picking the start point as the last point. You will need to adjust the Position in Plane and Position in Depth values for the tread to be positioned in the correct location. Again check a plan view to ensure the tread is in the correct location. Once the tread is in the correct location, weld it to both stringers (when welding pick stringer then tread, other stringer then tread etc..) and then using the Copy-Translate command copy the tread up the stringer needed times.

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