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The procedures in this section of the Scaffold Designer help show you how to fill a Pipe with a cantilevered Bay that has one access ladder. The Pipe in this example has a 40 ft length and a 19 ft. 8 in. internal diameter, but can use these procedures to create a Pipe of any length and diameter and fill it with the necessary Bays.

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Create the Pipe

In the first steps, you must add a Pipe to the Drawing Page and define its dimensions.

To create the Pipe:

1. Add a Pipe to the Drawing Page.

2. Double-click the Pipe.

The Shape Data popup appears.

3. Enter the dimensions for the Pipe.

a. Click in the Pipe Projected Length text field and enter the Pipe's total length. (In this case, we entered 40 ft.)

b. Click in the Outside Diameter text field and enter the outside diameter for the Pipe. (in this case, we entered 20 ft.)

c. Click in the Inside Diameter text field and enter the inside diameter for the Pipe. (In this case, we entered 19 ft. 8 in., leaving four inches for Pipe wall.)

d. Click in the Start Elevation text field and enter the start elevation for the Pipe. (in this case, we entered 10 ft.)

e. Click in the End Elevation text field and enter the end elevation for the Pipe. (in this case, we entered 10 ft.)

f. Click OK.

The Drawing Page refreshes, displaying the Pipe's new dimensions.

Place a Bay within the New Pipe

The next steps are to place a Bay within the Pipe.

To place a Bay within the new Pipe:

1. Add a Bay to the Drawing Page and place it inside the Pipe in the center of the right edge.

The result looks like this in the 3D View dialog.

The Bay's legs protrude beneath the Pipe wall. You must raise the Bay up so that it is completely inside the Pipe.

2. Click the Bay, to highlight it.

3. Click the Bay Details tab and then click the General tab.

4. Click in the Base Node Elevation text field, enter the appropriate elevation and click OK.

Note: You may have to do this a few times to get the elevation correct.

The result should look something like this:

Configure the Bay

Now you will configure the Bay as needed.

To configure the Bay:

1. Click the View tab and click Bay Level Editor.

The Bay Level Editor appears.

2. Click the Bay, to select it.

3. Click the checkbox in the Planked column of the bottom Bay, to put a check in it.

4. Click the Level 1 row, then click the Cantilever/Bracket dropdown and click the T and B arrows. This adds side brackets to the top and bottom sides of the Bay.

5. Click OK.


The result looks like this:

6. Click the center Bay, to highlight it.

7. Click the Scaffold tab, then click Bay Details.

The Bay Details dropdown appears.

8. Click the Verticals tab.

9. Click the All dropdown in the Base Type row and select Swivel Screw Jack, then click Close.

Finish Up: Add a Ladder and Duplicate the Bay

In the last steps, you will add a ladder, then create enough duplicates of the Bay to fill up the length of the Pipe.

To finish up:

1. Click the center Bay, to highlight it.

2. Click the Scaffold tab and click Ladders.

The Scaffold Ladders dialog appears.

3. Click the Start Bay Side dropdown and select R-side.

4. Click the Right Side Alignment radio button.

5. Click the Ladder Placement dropdown and select First Outside.

6. Click the Perpendicular Ladder Angle radio button.

7. Click the Add Ladders radio button, click Apply then click OK,

Scaffold Designer adds the ladder. The result should look like this:

8. Click the L tab on the Bay and select.

9. Finally, repeat the above step on the L side of each new Bay until the Pipe is full of Bays.

The result looks like this.





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