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Scaffold Designer's flexible Ladders features provides a variety of Ladder options. You can add customized ladders. You can also edit existing ladders can to change access dimensions, ladder placement and skip one or more ladders, creating an intentional gap in decking. 

Ladder Settings

You can configure the following settings for a ladder:

Start Bay Side

Select the side of the bay on which you want the ladder to appear.  Your options are:

  • T-side
  • L-side
  • B-side
  • R-side
Side Alignment

Click the appropriate radio button to determine where in the selected bay you want the ladder to appear. Your options are:

  • Left
  • Center
  • Right
Ladder Placement

Select how you want the ladder placed in the selected bay. Your options are: All Inside or First Outside.

Ladder Alternating

Select how you want the ladder to switch the placement side. Your options are:

  • None
  • Every 2nd Level
  • Every 3rd Level
  • Every 4th Level
  • Every 5th Level
Start LevelEnter the level at which you want the ladder to start. This enables you to skip the beginning level(s). 0 is the default.
Top Level

Enter the level at which you want the ladder to end. This enables the ladder(s) to end at or below the top level of the bay. [Top of bay] is the default.

Ladder TypeClick the appropriate radio button to determine the angle of the ladder. Your options are Vertical or Inclined.
Ladder Material

Select the appropriate ladder material. Your options are:

  • Steel
  • Alum.
  • Hook-On type
  • Timber (for inclined ladders)
  • Built-In (for inclined ladders)
Ladder Angle

If you select the First Outside Ladder Placement, the Ladder Angle radio buttons become active. Your options are: parallel or perpendicular.

Ladder Cage

If you select the First Outside Ladder Placement, the Ladder Cage checkbox becomes active. Click it to put a check in it when you want a cage to surround the ladder.

Stack Ladders Inline

Click the Stack ladders inline checkbox to put a check in it when you want Scaffold Designer to place ladders in identical positions in each bay.

Ladder Options

You can configure the following options for a ladder:

Outside Access Type

Select the appropriate access type. Your options are:

  • Fully Open
  • Partially Open (No Gate)
  • Full Guardrails (Closed
  • Handrail Only
  • Swing Gate
Inside Access Type

Select the appropriate access type. Your options are:

  • Open
  • Partially Open
  • Ledger-Ledger mid-Transom
  • Ledger-Deck Transom
  • Deck-Deck Transom
  • Access Deck W/Hatch Door
Outside Access SizeEnter the appropriate access size
Inside Access LengthEnter the appropriate length.
Inside Access WidthEnter the appropriate width.

Existing Ladders Area

The Existing Ladders area displays a list of all ladders created for the selected bay and some of their configuration. Scaffold designer enables you to click the Skip checkbox in this area.

Skip All Ladders

Click the Skip All Ladders checkbox (to put a check in it) to skip all ladders for the selected bay.

Add LaddersClick the Add Ladders radio button once you have configured a ladder to add it to the bay. Once you click Apply, Scaffold Designer adds the ladder to the Existing Ladder area.
Delete LaddersClick the Delete Ladders radio button to remove a configure ladder from the bay. Once you click Apply, Scaffold Designer removes the ladder to the Existing Ladder area.
Save These Settings as DefaultClick Save Current Settings as Default if you want the current settings to be the default settings for all subsequent new ladders.
Restore Default SettingsClick Restore Default Settings if you want to return the current settings to the default settings.
ApplyClick Apply to apply the current ladder configuration. This does not close the Scaffold Ladder dialog.



     





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