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Old 20th August 2009, 01:28 PM   #2
Tony Bryer
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Default Re: Flitch beam specification

The way you describe it, it is ambiguous. You do though have the option to enter the width as an expression, e.g. 2No 47 (No is transposed internally to a multiplication sign) and when entered this way the size is displayed as (say) 2No 47 x 195 + 15 x 170 flitch plate which is clear.

The same comment applies when entering the dimensions for a double member lintel: you will get the same results whether you enter the width as 94 or 2No 47 (selecting two members in each case) but the latter makes it clear as to what is intended.
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