Joe_Carrick

Span ?

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I am sure I saw "span" as an attribute of some Chief object a couple of days ago.  But I simply can't remember what object.

 

Does anyone know what it is?

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OK, so I found "Span" as a possible column in the Framing Schedule but it doesn't seem to be connected to any data and there's no way to even enter values since there isn't a component dbx. 

 

Maybe CA will add this data and attribute to the Framing Members in the future based on the location of bearing walls and beams.  That would be really cool as it would facilitate engineering calculations.

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Joe, seems to me span would be associated with a header, or beam, or lintel something of that nature, not a column but I could be wrong? If you had large openings and you selected and opened the corresponding dbx would that possibly provide access? Just a thought 

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Bob,

 

I believe that when Joe mentioned "column", he was talking about the schedule column, not the real world object.

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Bob,

 

I believe that when Joe mentioned "column", he was talking about the schedule column, not the real world object.

Exactly.

 

I have checked all the different framing members and none have the span attribute.  I can only surmise that it's in the Schedule for a future addition to framing.

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It's used for trusses.

OK, but the value seems to be the same as the Length.  Is there some value to this that I'm not seeing?  It really isn't reflecting the actual Span from support to support nor does it indicate the spans between web connections (which could be different on the top chord vs the bottom chord).

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