View Full Version : Cope flange top or bottom, not both
2010-03-25, 02:33 PM
Is anyone aware of a way to cope a flange without getting top and bottom? I'm currently cutting by polyline, but it cuts through the entire flange, top and bottom. Kinda like drilling, it would be nice to choose top, bottom, or both.
2010-03-25, 07:26 PM
I'm not exactly sure but it sounds like you are trying to cope the beam from the top down. If you draw your polyline on the side of a beam, you can control whether it goes through the top or bottom flange by controlling your polyline. It is possible that I am not understanding the problem, but maybe it will help.
2010-03-25, 09:24 PM
That makes sense. I tried it again, moving my polyline in the -Z direction just above the bottom flange. It still cut the flange clean through the entire member, top and bottom flange. Thanks for the help though, its much appriciated.
2010-03-26, 07:04 AM
I had a similar issue a few weeks ago.....I wanted to remove the part of one flange.
The workaround I used was:
Create a plate the size you want to cope to (overlapping your interfering member)
Use fit to object to shape the cope around the plate (set to passive)
My new wishlist item: create notch
2010-03-29, 12:04 PM
It looks like you are trying to cut from the top view. If you draw a polyline in a "side" view, you can then cut the top or the bottom flanges individually. I tried to create a situation like this and post the pictures. I hope you can get an idea of what I am talking about.
I ran into a similar situation where I wanted to cope just the top flange on just one side of the beam. The plate trick worked for me. I can't believe that there isn't notch or cope tool as well. That would be very useful.
2010-04-07, 06:11 PM
The plate trick worked for me too. But I already had the connection there and it made an automatic cut 1/2" from the column. The cope needs to be cut first before making a connection.
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