Training

All of this software sophistication is of course of little use unless the staff of each trussed rafter manufacturer are able to fully exploit it. It is here that the main differences now exist between trussed rafter manufacturers. All have the software available to them but few use all aspects of their plate supplier's software packages. Computer-aided drafting, for instance, is still not commonplace with manufacturers with the exception of those using the Wolf system, whose program seems to be particularly graphically oriented, but all use the quoting facility (although not perhaps the word processing element) (see point (3) on page 125), and all use the engineering

Truss Reference : E & H Baxendale . T10 Date : 20/10/2005 14:43:26 Contract No : Job No : J195

Site : Chorley Road , Coppull

Design By : Martin Moore WOLFTRUSS Version : 5.29

Wolf Systems Design, Shilton, Coventry, CV7 9QL, Tel 08707 339933

CUTTING LIST Wolf Systems Ltd. Shilton Coventry CV7 9QL Tel 08707 339933

Span i 7560mm Bobs.i 0,0mm Pitch = a0° Cants.i 0,0mm

O/hangs= 450, 450 mm

Spacing = 600 mm Batten Spacing = 400 mm Std Loads. Tank(bay8)

685Tiles;750Snow[0deg];250+250C.tie

Timber width

Rafters

CTies

Webs

97 T26 97 T26 97 T26

60 C24 72 T26 72 T26 60 C24

BLOCKS REQD. :

Overall height = 2554mm Equivalent Joints = 1 Gross Timber Cube = Nett Timber Cube =

No. Trusses = 7 No. Gable Ladders = 0 Height from C/Tie = 2294mm

0.09025m3 0.0764m3

Plates = Truss Weight =

02304 m2 41.256 kg

Rafter 1

Rafter 1

Rafter 2

Rafter 2

C.tie 1

a5 x 97T26

a5 x 97T26

a5 x 97T26

a5 x 97T26

a5 x 97T26

60.0

a252 C/L

60.0

a252 C/L

-a280

90.0

16a2 C/L

1660

1652 C/L

60.0

1652 C/L

60.0

-1680

90.0

3260

50.0

4a96 C/L

-4480

90.0

90.0

60.0

60.0

90.0

90.0

60.0

60.0

90.0

90.0

Splice 504 from node (263,-98 Tol.)

Fig. 7.2 Computer print-out - cutting data.

7x3300

7x1800

7x1800

7xaa00

7x4500

C.tie 1

35 x 97T26

Web 1&4

35 x 60C24

Web 2&3

35 x 72T26

Fig. 7.2 Continued.

90.0

30.0

2996 C/L

90.0

1204

30.0

2408 C/L

60.0

2408

30.0

60.0

30.0

7 x3300

14 x1500

14 x2700

and production data elements of the software available to them. All plate suppliers provide training for their manufacturers' staff, with MiTek and Gang-Nail generally tackling this on a planned, structured basis, offering training courses for varying levels of ability. Alpine and Wolf tend to deal with training on a more individual need basis, tuning their training to suit either their newly acquired fabricator or the fabricator's newly acquired staff. Wolf, for instance, issue each delegate with a certificate once training is complete, in the same way that the major car manufacturers ensure their engineers are trained and certificated in their particular marque and model.

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