FEM analysis is nice but probably overkill for most users; but nice to have to visualize things for the engineering impaired who cant read a load chart or spreadsheet analysis. The most value here lies in the title subject: Automatic Light Gauge Steel Frame Creator macro; Steel, wood, or Composite doesnt really matter if designed safely!hhassey wrote: ↑Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:29 pmbitacovir wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:43 am
I think you could work with two categories. Simple Frame (non-structural wall) and Structural Frame (load-bearing wall).
The Structural Frame could start considering Header Beams for the openings and some double edit:(jack or jacking) studs.
Thanks bitacovir That is exactly what's on my plans, another boolean switch for structural, If turned on it will place those headers on, it will let you choose if yo want the studs of the header in a box configuration or an I beam. but for now, I am working on the FEM side.
So many things to do. But I believe that being steel studs the way most developed nations build, having a good steel stud frame support from FreeCAD could help a lot of more people adopt it for Architectural work. We will get there, just be patient.
P.S. Additionally, Wow, I was not aware software was being developed in this forum!
I didnt miss any point: The header support/jack studs appeared in early pics then disappeared. A comprehensive example (load/non-load bearing) would have answered all my questions.
Additionally, bravo bitacovir!
Who is the moderator of this ArchForum? Speak up already; please!