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Forum: Support 28th June 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By motorphotos
Re: Limited technical support

Hope all is well

regards

motorphotos
Forum: Steel design 1st February 2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By motorphotos
plates to bottom of beams

Currently there is a trend for large openings in extensions in the UK

This poses the problem of the lintel as the longest catnic/IG lintel made is 4800mm so less bearings becomes about 4400mm...
Forum: Support 30th January 2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By motorphotos
bolted splice

Hi Tony

looking at the calculations for bolted splices it works out the moment capacity at the splice both in bending and shear and gives the maximum moment and shear in bold type

However it...
Forum: Support 30th November 2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By motorphotos
Re: Part wall load on beam

Hi catman

when you put in the load to the left of the description are two columns
one says T the other D under the column marked T put in R instead of U
and this will allow you to put part...
Forum: Installation issues 1st September 2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,278
Posted By motorphotos
Re: using programs in linux

Hi Tony

In my quest to bin windows (especially as there is talk of making it subscription like office 365) I have been playing around with alternative OS

I have now installed Linux MINT 18.2...
Forum: Eurocodes 15th June 2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,218
Posted By motorphotos
writing scripts

Hi Tony

I am trying to write a scrip for designing brick piers using the load from the load only case and then putting this into a simple script to design the pier stress required

Is there a...
Forum: Support 31st May 2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,415
Posted By motorphotos
Re: Saving prosteel as demo

Hi Tony

I think what Brian is saying is that he has a fully working and I assume
licenced copy of prosteel but when he saves the project for some reason it thinks its a demo version so when he...
Forum: Support 15th May 2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,661
Posted By motorphotos
Re: Concrete Pad For column

Hi

The program does not design concrete foundations (FYI columns are concrete and stanchions are steel this is how we were taught to remember them)

This is what I do in these situations

At...
Forum: Support 14th March 2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,845
Posted By motorphotos
Re: Connection Issue

Hi Colin

I am sure you know the theory

Putting it basically the moment in the beam at the splice becomes a tension and compression force taken by the plates and the bolts on the top and...
Forum: Support 3rd January 2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,996
Posted By motorphotos
Re: Bearing Stresses on Blockwork Masonry

ahhh how I dream of the old days

a 3.5 n/mm2 block had a stress of 0.35 N/mm2

so padstone stress max would be 0.35 x 2 (shape factor) x 1.5 (local bearing stress max)

so max stress under...
Forum: User feedback and requests 26th October 2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,343
Posted By motorphotos
Re: printing design

Hi Tony it's a balancing act providing enough info for the checking engineers I will see what effect reducing the font has. I always provide hard copies to the client rather than a pdf as I have...
Forum: User feedback and requests 25th October 2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,343
Posted By motorphotos
printing design

Hi Tony

is there any way I can reduce the amount of pages it takes to print a beam design - in superbeam its basically one page per beam but in eurobeam I am getting 2 or 3 pages per beam - it...
Forum: Support 27th July 2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,434
Posted By motorphotos
not printing whole project

Hi Tony

using eurobeam and it seems to ignore timber beams when I print project

I usually print each beam as I go so not so much of a problem usually but just done a job with a couple of...
Forum: Support 4th May 2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,099
Posted By motorphotos
Re: Project summary

The project date is a good thing especially when the issue is through the architect as I have had instances when there has been 2 weeks between my issue and the architect finally gets round to it -...
Forum: Steel design 7th April 2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,801
Posted By motorphotos
Re: Cranked beams

Hi

as no one answered I thought I would give you my thoughts

PROSTEEL designs horizontal beams with end bearings

Once you put a crank into a beam there will be a horizontal and vertical...
Forum: General 2nd February 2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,225
Posted By motorphotos
new nhbc standards 2016

The new NHBC Standards 2016 are now available to download

www.nhbc.co.uk/builders/productsandservices/technicalstandards/standards2016/

or just go to nhbc.co.uk and search for standards 2016
...
Forum: Support 21st January 2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,619
Posted By motorphotos
Re: Putting registration in

Hi Brian

looking at the email I had with the registration details there is a link
that takes you through to download the installation files

other than that maybe install off a previous...
Forum: Support 3rd October 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,566
Posted By motorphotos
Re: Service notches and holes in flitch beams

I suppose it depends on the size of hole you need

Generally the steel plate is 25 less than the timber so if it's only 15mm pipes I would reduce timber depth for a check of plate/timber at same...
Forum: Support 22nd August 2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,145
Posted By motorphotos
Re: Mild steel plate padstones

Hi Steve

Bco said it was OK provided I wrote letter to say so in effect passed the buck

Couldn't see how 2 plates would work so in the end got 50 thick plate we considered shs but ghey did not...
Forum: Support 23rd July 2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,145
Posted By motorphotos
Mild steel plate padstones

For reason only known to themselves I have builders with some strange request's

Rather than use a 750 long concrete Padstone they wanted a steel plate which turns out to be 100 x 50 thick 750 long...
Forum: Installation issues 17th July 2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,278
Posted By motorphotos
Re: using programs in linux

Hi Tony

Quick update installed the demo and it runs ok so it is as you suspected

Regards

Motorphotos
Forum: Installation issues 14th July 2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,278
Posted By motorphotos
Re: using programs in linux

re installed mint 17.2 (these Linux distros are so easy to install its quick to change versions in about 5 mins and you can even run a distro from the cd/usb stick to see if it suits before...
Forum: Support 18th June 2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,042
Posted By motorphotos
Re: Flitch plates

Sorry Nigel meant to direct this to Tony R

Also on the welding issue the heat formed by continuous welding of the 2 plates together would buckle them unless its done in sections and alternated or...
Forum: Support 18th June 2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,042
Posted By motorphotos
Re: Flitch plates

Hi Nigel

Firstly I would question the design as a 24mm thick mild steel plate in my opinion is too thick and to have ended up with this size section the loads must be quite large ? so not only...
Forum: Installation issues 18th June 2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,278
Posted By motorphotos
Re: using programs in linux

Hi Tony

No error messages you just click on the icon and nothing happens - the programs don't run when you find for example sb4.exe either so I think its more to do with the way WINE is dealing...
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