I'm looking for the dimensions to edit the .SLDLFP files to
make a complete library of all the different shapes of inch structural steel.
In the Solidworks forum I found a good reference for metric
shapes but I'm having a hard time finding inch dimensions to get the weight per
foot to match the steel catalogs.
I'm currently drawing the S or I beam what ever you like to
call it, I can't find a good web site or PDF catalog that gives me to correct
fillet, radii & angles to make the correct sketch so when it is extruded to
12 inches the weight matches the steel catalogs.
When I get to the C channels, W beams & angles I will
have the same problems square and rectangular tubing will be less of a problem
to match the weight per foot but a good reference for those would be nice. I
call a few steel suppliers Ryerson & Alro and was told they don't have that
information and that they where never asked that question, what do architects use
when design buildings?