Clicking the Bay Details control (located in the Bay Properties group) launches a dialog with three tabs that provide many options for editing materials and settings for the selected bay. Scaffold Designer applies the options and changes you set through this control to every level of the selected bay.

Like any other dialog, you can move the Bay Details dialog anywhere on your desktop that works best for you. You can also dock the Bay Details dialog. This can be especially useful when using a dual monitor setup, with the 3D View dialog on the second monitor.

Note: The Bay Details control is only available when an individual bay is selected on the drawing page. If multiple bays are selected, this control is disabled.

On this page, you will find the following:

General Tab

The General tab of the Bay Details control provides material options and settings for the entire selected bay. Scaffold Designer applies the changes made here to every level and every side of the selected bay, where applicable.

Basic Bay Options

Guardrail Type

Select from the available options to default the guardrail configuration for the bay. Options include:

  • 2 Guardrails (default)
  • 3 Guardrails
  • 4 Guardrails
  • California Guardrails
  • Mesh Guard
  • Frame Guardrail
  • Child-safe Guardrail
Toeboard Type

Select from the available toeboard materials. Options include:

  • Steel (default)
  • Wood
  • Alum
Plank Type

Select from the available plank (deck) materials. Options include:

  • Steel Planks (default)
  • Wood Planks
  • All Alum. Deck
  • Alum. Ply-Deck
Plank Direction

Use this option to change the direction of the planks.

  • Parallel
  • Perpendicular
Face Brace Direction

Use this option to change the brace direction for the selected bay.

  • Forward (default Ring and Cup systems)
  • Backward
  • Alternate (default Kwikstage system)
Top ElevationUse this option to set the height above the ground at which the top of the scaffold rests. The ground is zero (0).
Ground ElevationUse this option to set the height at which the bottom of the scaffold rests. The ground is zero (0).
Base Node Elevation

Use this option to set the starting height of the base (first) node of the bay. This should include allowances for Base Collar and Screwjack materials.

Top Enclosure/Netting
Bottom Enclosure/Netting
Excluded Scaffold Units

Cantilever Bay Properties

Cantilever Bay Properties are automatically displayed when a cantilever bay is selected.

Top Support Brace Type

Select from the available brace materials for braces extending from the top of the bay to the parent bay.

  • None
  • Fixed Bay Brace
  • Double Bay Brace
  • Tube & Clamp
  • Double Tube & Clamp
Top Brace Height (nodes)

 Use this option to set the height of the brace. This is the number of nodes above the top of the cantilever to the parent bay.

Bottom Support Brace Type

Select from the available brace materials for braces extending from the bottom of the bay to the parent bay.

  • None
  • Fixed Bay Brace
  • Double Bay Brace
  • Tube & Clamp
  • Double Tube & Clamp
Bottom Brace Height (nodes)

Use this option to set the height of the brace. This is the number of nodes below the bottom of the cantilever to the parent bay.

Sides Tab

The Sides tab of the Bay Details control provides side-by-side material settings and options for a selected bay. The settings and changes you make here will affect every level of the selected bay, where applicable.


Materials

Note: If compatible parts for the selected material group and bay size are not available in the Material Master, Scaffold Designer may automatically substitute tube and clamp. Automatic tube and clamp material substitutions will not update the materials shown in Bay Details. The selected material type remains the primary material choice in case of Material Master updates and changes.

Skip Side

Enable this option to skip materials for this entire side such as Ledgers, Guardrails, and Toeboards. Materials will not be included in the Bill of Materials or 3D Views. Materials shared by more than one side will not be removed. Original settings will be retained in case the option is later disabled.

Ledger Type

Select from the available options to set the ledger material for the selected bay. Options include:

  • Ledger (default)
  • TubeClamp
  • Transom
  • Truss
  • BridgingBeam
  • SideBracket
Guardrail Type

Select from the available options to default the guardrail configuration for the bay. Options include:

  • 2 Guardrails (default)
  • 3 Guardrails
  • 4 Guardrails
  • California Guardrails
  • Mesh Guard
  • Child-safe Guardrail
Guardrail Material

Select from the available options to set the guardrail material for the selected bay. Options include:

  • Ledger (default)
  • TubeClamp
  • Transom
  • Truss
  • BridgingBeam
  • SideBracket
Skip Guardrails

Select the Guardrails to skip. Materials will not be included in the Bill of Materials or 3D Views. Materials shared by more than one side will not be removed. On a 4 node level, 1 represents the guardrail connected to the lowest node and so on.

  • Select All
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Brace Type

Select from the available options to default the brace type for the bay. Options include:

  • Fixed Bay Brace
  • Tube & Clamp
Brace Direction

Use this option to change the brace direction for the selected bay.

  • Forward (default Ring and Cup systems)
  • Backward
  • Alternate (default Kwikstage system)

Side Settings

This section provides quick access to common side settings. Enable or disable the options to add or remove materials to the selected bay side. Options include:

Verticals Tab

The Verticals tab of the Bay Details control provides options for editing each vertical (leg/standard) of a selected bay.


Skip Vertical

Enable this option to skip the vertical. The vertical will not be included in the Bill of Materials or 3D Views. Materials shared by more than one bay will not be removed. Scaffold Designer will retain other bay materials, such as ledgers.

Header Type

Select the desired type from the available options. Options include:

  • None
  • Spigotless Vertical
  • Deck Adapter
  • U-head Jack
  • Screw Jack
Base Type

Select the desired type from the available options. Options include:

  • None
  • Screw Jack (default)

Note: When you remove screw jacks, Scaffold Designer automatically removes base collars. This occurs whether you all or individual screw jacks, from any UI element. If you remove screw jacks, but still need base collars, add them back manually if required

  • Swivel Screw Jack (default for walls with base elevation slope)
  • Beam Rider/Spigot
  • Base Plate
  • Caster Fixed
  • Caster Adjustable
Base Collar

Defaults as selected. Indicate if this vertical uses a Base Collar.

Sill Boards

Defaults to 1. Enter the desired number of sill boards. To remove sill boards, enter 0.

Extend Options

By default, all verticals for a bay will be the same length. These options enable you to modify the length of each vertical independently.

Extend Top

This option increases the length of the vertical by adding nodes to the top of the vertical. Enter a positive value to a maximum of 10. Each increment of one represents one node in length.

Extend Bottom

This option increases the length of the vertical by adding nodes to the bottom of the vertical. Enter a negative value to a maximum of -10. Each increment of one represents one node in length.

Top Jack Height

Enter the desired height for the top screw jacks. Defaults to 12 in. or 30.48 cm. for flat elevations.

Base Jack HeightEnter the desired height for the base screw jacks. Defaults to 12 in. or 30.48 cm. for flat elevations.
Top RotationEnter the desired amount (in degrees) in which you want to rotate the screw jacks on the top verticals.
Base RotationEnter the desired amount (in degrees) in which you want to rotate the base screw jacks.
Total Length

These read-only text fields display the total length of each vertical, including all standards, headers, base, base collar and any extensions (excluding sill boards)