This article will cover the Beam Camber Analysis tool found under the Analysis button in the Builder Toolbar. The Beam Camber Analysis tool will analyze the deflection of a beam under structural loading. It is important that section off your pointcloud in a way so that you isolate the beams, and not include the floor.
Once you select the tool, make sure that your view is from above and set to orthographic. You can then identify the beams with two left clicks. Click once at one endpoint of a beam, and click again at the other endpoint. Make sure that your clicks are establishing endpoints that are not too close to the columns. You can further copy lines from your most recently created beam by SHIFT + left clicking at the starting point on a new beam. Once you have identified all of your beams, press enter; Rithm will then ask if you would like to run a steel analysis. Click yes.
Once the analysis is complete, click the reports button in the Inspector Toolbar and select beam. From here you can edit visibility settings or create a report.
- Session – Selects the command session used to create the set of beams for the report.
- Visibility – Opens the Visibility Settings dialog box to control the visibility of the beam information.
- Sanity check – Controls aspect of the beam camber analysis.
- All – Displays all information about the beams.
- Beam # Only – Shows only the beam numbers.
- Measurement Only – Shows only the elevation information.
When you are happy with you settings, you can click create report and choose to generate a PDF, or word document which includes all of the information from the Beam Camber Reports menu.
You can either export out your analysis as a .dxf file, or as steel monitoring points which which can be used in the monitor changes workflow.