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Scaffold Designer enables you to add a raking tie to a Scaffold tower.

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Add a Scaffold Tower

To add a raking tie, you need a Scaffold tower.

To add a Scaffold tower:

1. Add a Bay to the Drawing Page.

2. As necessary, click the View tab and click Bay Level Editor.

The Bay Level Editor appears.

3. Click Add Level as many times as necessary.

Scaffold Designer adds the levels.

The result should look something like this:


Add a Brace-Only Bay

The next step in adding a raking tie is to add a brace-only Bay. This involves creating a Bay, removing most of its components and adding braces.

To create a brace-only Bay:

1. Add a Bay next to the new Scaffold tower.

2. Click the new Bay (to select it), then click the Bay Details dropdown.

3. Click the Verticals tab, click the All checkbox in the Skip Vertical row and click Close.

4. Click the Sides tab, click two appropriate Skip Side checkboxes (to put a check in them).

In this case, T and B are checked.

5.  Click the appropriate Brace Direction dropdown, select Backwards, then click Close.

Note: For the two unchecked sides, the Brace Direction should be backwards for one side and forwards for the other.

6. As necessary, click the View tab and click Bay Level Editor.


The Bay Level Editor appears.

7. Click the top Planked checkbox, to remove its check.

8. Click in the Nodes in Lift text field, enter the appropriate number of nodes and click the check to the right of the text field.

9. Click the bottom Ledgers dropdown, click the center button (to de-select all ledgers), then click OK.

10. Repeat the above step for the top Ledgers dropdown.

11. Click the bottom more button, then click the Sides tab of the popup that appears.

 12. Click the L and R checkboxes in the Vertical Braces row (to put a check in them) and click OK.


The result should look something like this:

Next, add horizontal ties from the braces to the Bay.

Add a Ledger-Only Bay

The next step is to add horizontal ties from the braces to the Bay. To do this, add a ledger-only Bay.

To add a ledger-only Bay:

1. Add a Bay next to the brace-only Bay.

2. Click the new Bay (to select it), then click the Bay Details dropdown.

3. Click the Verticals tab and click the All checkbox in the Skip Vertical row and click OK.

4. As necessary, click the View tab and click Bay Level Editor.


The Bay Level Editor appears.

5. Click Remove Top Level.

6. Click the Ledgers dropdown, click L and R (to select them) and click OK.

7. Click the Bay Details dropdown and click the General tab.

8. Click in the Base Node Elevation text field, enter the height at which you want the ledgers to connect to the Bay tower and click OK.

The result should look something like this

Put it all Together

The last step is to move the brace-only Bay and ledger-only Bay into place next to your Scaffold tower.

To put it all together:

1. Click the brace-only Bay and drag it to the side of the Bay tower, so that it glues to the Bay tower.

2. Click the ledger-only Bay and drag it to the side of the Bay tower, so that it sits on top pf the brace-only Bay and overlaps slightly into the Bay tower.

The result should look something like this:





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