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cadimage Bracing

Anonymous
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Hi

I am trying to use the cadimage brace tool for a relatively simple design, after selecting walls i need braced and entering the bracing settings via calculate bracing, I note all the building dimensions and cladding weights details are greyed out. If i enter ok to see what it does i get the message

" No exterior walls selected, i.e having a composite starting with 'Ext'

All walls selected are in fact the default composite structure EXT: Stud 90

Not to sure whats going on here but any help would be really appreciated

Thanks
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KeesW
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Please check with CadImage - I thought that they had discontinued their Bracing tool.

Items out of alignment can happen even when one uses the shift key correctly. I think that it is a bug in Archicad that’s been there a long time and somehow causes the verticality or horizontality to go out of alignment by a very small amount.
Cornelis (Kees) Wegman

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Anonymous
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No need to check Kees, it is definitely still current, see Ralph's replies to the question.
Ralph Wessel
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KeesW wrote:
Please check with CadImage - I thought that they had discontinued their Bracing tool.
Not at all – in fact, we've just rewritten a significant amount of the engine to improve the product. But it targets the NZ building code, so it's not available outside of New Zealand.
Ralph Wessel BArch
Software Engineer Speckle Systems
Anonymous
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Hi Ralph, may I ask when we can expect this?
Ralph Wessel
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Rogerdodge wrote:
Hi Ralph, may I ask when we can expect this?
You can ask, but I'm not supposed to say 😉
Ralph Wessel BArch
Software Engineer Speckle Systems
Anonymous
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Ah well, it'll be a nice surprise when it happens, along with any great new features in AC22.

Hi

I am trying to use the cadimage brace tool for a relatively simple design, after selecting walls i need braced and entering the bracing settings via calculate bracing, I note all the building dimensions and cladding weights details are greyed out. If i enter ok to see what it does i get the message

" No exterior walls selected, i.e having a composite starting with 'Ext'

All walls selected are in fact the default composite structure EXT: Stud 90

Not to sure whats going on here but any help would be really appreciated

Hi Ralph Wessel


I am getting the same problem

 

Could you please assist me 

" No exterior walls selected, i.e having a composite starting with 'Ext'

All walls selected are in fact the default composite structure EXT: Stud 90

Not to sure whats going on here but any help would be really appreciated

Assuming you are using the tool in NZ, I would caution any reliance on it. While the tool can place braces and do the calculations it is not a compliance pathway and there are multiple additional factors that need to be taken into account to create a compliant bracing configuration. Personally I stopped using the tool a long time ago when I understood its shortcomings.

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Thanks for the reply

 

But I am not getting the calculation table .I think better I could have stopped  to use it