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Base Type Support Without Spring

If this is your first time with Anvil Forgeworx Pro, please see our Quickstart Documentation before proceeding.

All inputs will be made in the configurator screen; a walkthrough to this screen may be found here.


There are many different variations of base supports that Forgeworx can create and this tutorial will guide you through the creation. First let's create a base support with existing steel:

      1. Select Base Support from the Support Type drop down menu
      2. Use existing beam
      3. Normal Load – 500


By adjusting the elevation of the pipe, a post is added to make up the elevation difference:

      1. Pipe center – 24
      2. Existing steel – 0


Forgeworx Pro is designed to optimize the slide design by returning a standard Fig. 257 when applicable. For slide heights greater than 12" from the bottom of pipe to the slide base, Forgeworx will insert a standard Fig. 257 with an "H" dimension of 3 15/16 and make up the difference with a post and baseplates. As with all Forgeworx supplementary steel, it is up to the designer to ensure the post and associated welds, baseplates etc... are sized properly for the application.

Next we will enter the support assembly under the parts tree on the left:



In the base support properties screen there are many different variables we can adjust to create the support that you require. This tutorial will touch on each of the different configurations.

SLIDE

The first base support that will be covered is the slide, which is the base support that Forgeworx uses as its default. Under the base support slide parameters you can choose whether or not to have end plates and a clamp. Also if you do want a clamp you have the choice between two different slide clamps, and the type of slide to use. Because we are using a post between existing steel and the slide we can adjust the values of the top plate of the post, and the type and size of post. The following pictures will show a few of the possible slide and post combinations:

      1. Use base plate
      2. Top plate width – 10
      3. Top plate length – 10
      4. Top plate thickness – 1/2
TYPE 1 W/O CLAMP
AND W/O END PLATES
ON SQ TUBE
TYPE 2 W/ FIG 212
AND NO END PLATES
ON SQ TUBE
TYPE 3 W/ FIG 432
AND NO END PLATES
ON PIPE



SADDLE

TYPE 4 W/O
CLAMP W/ END PLATES
ON BEAM
TYPE 5 W/ FIG 432
AND W/ END PLATES
ON BEAM
TYPE 6 W/ FIG 432
AND W/ END PLATES
ON PIPE

The second type of base support is the saddle. To choose to use the saddle, check the box under base support data to use saddle in lieu of post/slide support.

      1. Use saddle in lieu of post/slide support

The size and figure number of the saddle is adjusted by changing the insulation value. Under the mark number level on the parts tree:



Find the insulation thickness field under support data in the properties menu on the right.

      1. Insululation thickness – 4


As you can see the saddle has changed size to work with the new thickness. Forgeworx will then bring the correct figure number and size into the BOM on the .dwg

STANCHION

The third type of base support is the stanchion. This can be selected under stanchion parameters in the support assembly level.

      1. Use stanchion in lieu of post support

What you now see is a pipe supporting the pipe from underneath.



After selecting to use the stanchion, you can choose the size, figure, and type of stanchion:

      1. Figure 62


With the selection of Figure 62, there is only one size/type to be chosen from, but with the Figure 63 there are 4 different sizes to choose from:



Forgeworx also only supplies a stanchion type c for both figures.

You have now completed the base type support without a spring tutorial.

Download a copy:

Saddle Base: Slide Type Base Stanchion Base

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