AndersonMike

Creating Bar Joists

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Greetings!

 

I will be specializing exclusively in warehouse design and layouts, and one of the primary tools I desperately need is for the creation of Bar Joists.

 

Is there any built-in tools that I'm not seeing? Or any additional libraries that I can purchase to make this easier? I have the very latest version of Chief (X12).

 

Thanks in advance for any ideas or information :)

 

Mike

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some good info here:

 

 

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2 hours ago, AndersonMike said:

Greetings!

 

I will be specializing exclusively in warehouse design and layouts, and one of the primary tools I desperately need is for the creation of Bar Joists.

 

Is there any built-in tools that I'm not seeing? Or any additional libraries that I can purchase to make this easier? I have the very latest version of Chief (X12).

 

Thanks in advance for any ideas or information :)

 

Mike

 

I think the answer to your question really lies in the level of accuracy you need.  For example, I could train/coach you so that you could model your own and provide you with some necessary elements to get started, but the process isn't the easiest and requires a certain level of Chief proficiency to use effectively.  On the other hand, if a general idea is all you really need to show, then Chief's floor trusses can actually work just fine and here are a few tips on the house to get you started...

Here are some basic settings...

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...and the various components can be edited in the truss detail as desired (in this case I just deleted the end members and made the bottom web shorter...

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...after the trusses are built and multi-copied, you can reduce the depth of the floor structure, and visually it's not too shabby at all...

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Here's a quick crappy example plan too...

Bar joist example plan.plan

 

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