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Posted by  Kevin Lanier on September 05, 2003 at 18:22:03:

In Reply to:  Timber Frame Software posted by Ned Horning on July 21, 2003 at 19:49:55:

As a timber frame designer I think you’re best bet is consult with some one who cuts timber frames. Unless you get into the multi thousand dollar programs you are not going to get the joinery information you need. With a standard cad program you need to know how the joints work and trace load paths to ensure that your joints a correctly designed and pegged for the loads subjected on them and that the beams are sized correctly. Hammer beam bents are the hardest to design. Moving a brace 6” sometimes can have catastrophic results. I have seen many people get into trouble with local building departments if the frame was not designed by a professional company or stamped by a structural engineer.


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