Alpine Makes “Seat Cuts” Easier in IntelliView

Originally published by: Alpine, an ITW CompanyJanuary 12, 2019

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As a designer, you may prefer to create a flat "seat cut" at a bottom chord peak joint. This is typically done to provide a flat surface for the king post to rest on and to plate the joint more efficiently. To create this joint easily, you just need to adjust your settings.

Above is a typical peak joint without the flat cut. To adjust the cut at the truss level, open the Webbing toolbar in iDesign and click the Options icon. Place a check mark in the box to activate the Flat Scissor Bottom Chord Peak option and then click OK.

The option is applied to joint.

If you always flat cut the bottom chord you can set this option as a default in the Job Settings. Open the Job Settings, go to the Webbing tab, and place a check mark in the Flat Bottom Chord Peak Joint box to activate the option.


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