Trapeze Family Overview

eVolve Trapeze Hangers

Family Names

  • The following will apply to families that have a _v6 or greater within the family name
  • Current list of eVolve hanger families:
    • eE_ASM_HS_Trapeze_NWH_1_Tier_v6.rfa
    • eE_ASM_HS_Trapeze_NWH_2_Tier_v6.rfa
    • eE_ASM_HS_Trapeze_NWH_3_Tier_v6.rfa
    • eE_ASM_HS_Trapeze_NWH_4_Tier_v6.rfa
    • eE_ASM_HS_Trapeze_1_Tier_v6.rfa
    • eE_ASM_HS_Trapeze_2_Tier_v6.rfa
    • eE_ASM_HS_Trapeze_3_Tier_v6.rfa
    • eE_ASM_HS_Trapeze_4_Tier_v6.rfa
      Note: NWH indicates no hardware included around the strut/rod connection

Family Parameter Options (User Controlled)

  • The following is a breakdown of the user controlled parameters that make size/visibility changes to the trapeze family. Grouping of parameter controls are based on 2 main elements of the family:
  1. Strut Config = Tier 1 , Tier 2 , etc.
    • Each grouping of parameters is prefaced with a T# to designate which tier the parameters control. For example T3 = Tier 3 (or the 3rd level of strut)
    • Each tier has the following options:
      • T3_Offset_Height = the distance from the top of strut (of the tier below, i.e. Tier 2) to the top of the strut of the designated tier (Tier 3).
      • T3_Detach_R1 = disconnects the rod connection from the strut, the suffix R# indicates which rod is disconnected. This example: Rod 1 disconnects from Tier 3/
      • T3_Detach_R2 = same as above but for Rod 2
      • T3_Detach_R3 = same as above but for Rod 3
      • T3_Extend_End1 = this will stretch the strut length outward by the specified value, End1 is the same side as Rod 1
      • T3_Extend_End2 = same as above but for the opposite end (near Rod 3)
      • T3_Depth_7/8" = strut depth adjustment
      • T3_Depth_1-5/8" = strut depth adjustment
      • T3_Depth_2-7/16" = strut depth adjustment
      • T3_Depth_3-1/4" = strut depth adjustment
      • T3_Invert_Strut" = when checked, the opening of the strut faces downward
      • T3_Back_to_Back" = when checked the strut becomes a back to back type.
  2. Rod config = Rod 1 , Rod 2 (center rod) , Rod 3
    • The following pertains to Rod 1 and Rod 3. The center rod (Rod 2) has additional parameter controls listed below.
      • R1_Top_Elevation = this value is entered via the place hanger feature. This is used to do the internal calculation to obtain the proper rod length, based on the Offset value of the family and the attachment height.
      • Trapeze_Rod_Offset_1 = specifies the distance from the end of the strut to the rod
      • R1_Length_Override = when checked, the user can enter a value with the R1_Custom_Length parameter to override the actual rod length.
      • R1_Custom_Length = specifies a custom rod length (only functions IF the R1_Length_Override parameter is checked.)
      • R1_Beam_Clamp = turns on the beam clamp family
      • R1_Beam_Clamp_Rotate = value entered will rotate the beam clamp
      • R1_Blue_Banger = turns on blue banger family
      • R1_Embed = turns on Embed hardware
      • R1_Rod_Coupling = turns on rod coupling
    • Additional parameters for Rod 2
      • Trapeze_Rod_Center = turns on the center rod
      • R2_Center_Offset = specifies the distance from End1 to the center rod


Rod Length

Rod Length Rounding

Because a longer rod must be cut to create the finished rod, eVolve allows for the rounding of rod lengths. Entering a length (ex..6") in the Rod_Length_Rounging parameter field, in the type properties, will round up the rods for that hanger to the nearest entered increment (ex..6" increments).

The Rod_Length_Rounding parameter is ONLY a Reporting Parameter and will not change the actual rod lengths in the model. Adjusted rod lengths will appear in BOM's and Schedules.

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