More about side brackets (hopups) to help a scaffold business. (new and updated)
Some parts of the industry has some trouble understanding corner fillers so here is a little technical tutorial to help designers, scaffolders and inventory managers. iScaf 6.5 allows for mixed side brackets (hopups) of any size on the same bay at any level going up in elevation. This means that iScaf can also handle corner fillers of any combination of sizes.
For example: Corner fillers can be 1x2L, 1x2R, 2x3L, 2x3R, 1x3L, 1x3R. The numbers represent the board length or width in the corner. iScaf can handle any side bracket size, but in scaffolding, it would be more rare to have a 4 board wide side bracket.
If you are standing in the middle of the bay, think of the first number as the length going left or right. The second number is the length going further away.
In the attached image, if you are standing in the middle of the bay and you are looking North (up); on your left you have a 1 x 2 L and on your right you have a 1 x 2 R.
In the attached image, if you are standing in the middle of the bay and you are looking East (in the direction of the arrow); on your left you would have a 2 x 1 L and on your right, you would have a 2 x 1R.
1 x 2 L corner filler is the same as a 2 x 1 R corner filler
2 x 3 L corner filler is the same as a 3 x 2 R corner filler
Now, to keep things simple we only specify the item with the smaller number first: ie) 1 x 2 L corner filler and 2 x 3 L corner filler
Therefore in the previous example, the 2 x 1L and the 2 x 1R for the purpose of inventory control, does not exist; and we will call them 1 x 2R and 1 x 2L respectively.
Here is a little technical tutorial to help designers, scaffolders and inventory managers have a better understanding of side brackets. iScaf 6.5 allows for mixed side brackets (hopups) of any size on the same bay at any level going up in elevation. This means that iScaf can also handle corner fillers of any combination of sizes.
More about iScaf and side brackets
iScaf Versions 6.5 build 2379 and above
More improvements to the building of new walls with side brackets:
Our attention to detail here makes it more powerful than ever before.
“Makewall” will not alter the side brackets in “iScaf setup”. You can use “iScaf setup” to select side brackets on any side and at any level.
“Makewall” will offer you a choice to make a wall anywhere which will follow the original setup. . .which is the default. The user has the option to “Makewall” and force any side bracket size for a new wall as desired as shown in the make wall dialog and it will not change the original setup.
Please also note that for the side brackets, every time the “South” setting on Level one or Deck Every level is changed in setup, this will change the general side bracket size in the “iScaf Setup”. This makes sense because this will handle the situation where a user sets a general side bracket size but then changes the North, South, East, West side bracket sizes to something different. The South Setting will now match the general setting since by our definition, the south of the bay points to the wall with the side bracket on it.
When “Makewall” is used, the distance from the wall will take into account the first level’s south side bracket size. If deck every level is used, then the south side bracket size is also taken in to account.
For existing clients upgrading to iScaf 6.5:
Questions for your company:
Please provide us with the part numbers of each component listed below: and we can modify iScaf to design this:
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all.