For whatever reason the commands to get unbraced beam lengths are returning 0 for any beam I try. Any advice?
I'm trying to print values from IBeam.dUnbracedLengthAxialLX, IBeam.dUnbracedLengthAxialLY, etc.Is there something I'm missing that must be done with the IBeam.lUnbracedLength?
Thanks in advance.
These properties are coming from RAM Frame - Steel Standard and are nonnzero when the unbraced lengths are explicitly assigned. If the values are calculated by the program based on the flange bracing criteria, zero is returned.
OK thank you, so there is no easy way to pull axial unbraced length for major and minor axis for both lateral and gravity steel beams? I take it it could probably be done in a roundabout way that may be very complex?
I'm not aware of an easy way to pull the unbraced lengths. With all of the criteria and framing conditions that can impact the unbraced length, it would probably be easier to create a .csv file of the code check reports and search for the unbraced length information.