When using the new Bar Joist tool, can the default values for properties such Required Span, Default Designation or Approx. Wt. be modified? How about web shapes, since the K series only allow round shapes for webs?
The new Bar Joist and Deck tools access their data via the Structural Property Catalog, instead of using the Section Manager to access individual XML or MDB section files. From an AECOsim Building Designer perspective the main purpose of the Structural Property Catalog is for ISM translations, so our newer Structural tools are using this in order to provide more robust ISM interoperability.
However, at this time the Structural Property Catalog is not user customizable, so adding/changing sections or other data is not available. If this current limitation presents an issue you can still access the older VBA based Bar Joist tool by choosing Tools > Tool Boxes > STR Utilities.
There are plans to eventually replace the existing Section Manager with the Structural Property Catalog, but of course adding a user entry point to allow customization is an important aspect of this change.