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Using Bays you can create a Ladder Beam. Ladder Beams are used with Kwikstage and are slightly different from Bridging Beams.

1. Before we begin, we need to set up the Material Master to enable Ladder Beams so that we can use them in our design.

2. In the Material Master, select the key icon on the column heading of the Supported System column.

3. From the list of options provided, select to filter KWIK. This will show only parts assigned the KWIK Supported Systems

4. Click the Material Groups heading to order the Material Group alphabetically to make it easier to find the group we need (Ladder Beams).

5. Change the required Ladder Beams to Bridging Beams by clicking in the cell and typing "Bridging Beams".

Note: Bridging Beams will be auto-filled once enough characters have been entered.

We need to set up the Material Master to tell it is using a ladder beam, so in the custom settings we need to specify Bridging Beam under the Name column and in the Value column we are going to specify "LadderBeam"

6, Select a cell from the Custom Options column of a Ladder Beam

7. In the Custom Options dialog, set the Name as BridgingBeamType and set Value as LadderBeam.

8. Click OK.

The custom options will be added to the Ladder Beams.

If you want to automatically display clamps to the beam, we can add the Right-Angle Bolt Clamp to the Custom Options of the Ladder Beam.

9. Change the filter to ensure all systems are displayed.

10. Locate or filter the Right-Angle Clamps material group.

11. On a selected clamp, in this case, the Right-Angle Bolt Clamp 2x2, copy the part number.

12. Remove the filters for the Material Group, and filter the KWIK system on the Supported System column.

13. Click the cell Custom Options of the Ladder Beans.

14. In the Custom Options dialog, specify PartMods under the Name field, and under Value enter "TCRAB22".

15. Click OK.

Note: Enter TCRAB22 four times to add four of this part to the Ladder Beam

15. When done, click Save and close the Material Master

You can now begin creating your Scaffold

Creating your Scaffold

1. From the main screen, select the Scaffold system to use. As we're using Ladder Beams, we have to select Kwikstage.

2. Drag a Bay to the design screen

3. Add some levels to the Bay

4. Select to copy the Scaffold Bay to the right

5. Drag one of the Scaffolds to the side, we will make changes to this later.

6. Select the bay in the center and change this to a Ladder Beam by clicking TB and selecting the Ladder Beam.

7. Next center the Ladder Beam between the two bays

Your 3D model should look something like this

We will next remove the unwanted levels and the verticals. For display purposes, and material count we will also switch off the left and right sides of the Ladder Bay

8. Select the Ladder Beam

9. Remove the bottom two levels

Note: You can also select Skip the levels.

10. Unplank the remaining level

Your design will look like this

11. Select the beam and click Bay Details

12. Select the Vertical tabs

13. Click the All checkbox.

14. Select the Sides tab.

15. Select the L and R checkbox.

16. Click Close.


Your design will look like this

Next, we will construct the walkway for the ladder beam

17. Select the bay we dragged out earlier.

17. In the Bay level Editor, remove the unwanted, bottom two levels.

Next, we have to place the Bay we dragged out earlier onto the beam but first, we must disable the Screwjacks.

18. Click on the Bay we dragged out earlier and select Side Settings.

19. Select to disable the Screwjacks.

20. Click OK.

21. Drag the bay onto the beam.

22. Select to add a copy of the bay to the right.

Your scaffold model will look like this

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