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    When I save a prosteel calculation, it is being saved as a demo version.
    I have just saved a calculation using a 305x305x118 UC. When I have gone to save copies of the calculation the demo version is changing the beam size saying it cant find the beam designed.
    Can you help me.
    Also when I design a splice
    a) the calculation page goes blank
    b) I have been told sometimes by checking engineers that the design is not to current code (in England)
    Brian Franklin

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    Re: Saving prosteel as demo

    The demo version steel section library only includes sections with a rolling weight of 50kg/m or less. If you load a calculation produced by the full version which uses a larger section into the demo version, the section won't be found, thus the error.

    Re doing the splice design makes the calculation window go blank, I can't reproduce this here, but your report is noted.

    Re code compliance, was this with reference to splice calculations in particular, or relating to BS5950 which has now officially been replaced by Eurocode 3, though it's likely to remain in use for a good while yet. See our web page http://www.superbeam.co.uk/bs449.htm - it's written with particular reference to BS449, but now also applies to BS5950.
    Tony Bryer, Greentram Software Pty Ltd

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    • #3
      Re: Saving prosteel as demo

      Originally posted by Tony Bryer View Post
      The demo version steel section library only includes sections with a rolling weight of 50kg/m or less. If you load a calculation produced by the full version which uses a larger section into the demo version, the section won't be found, thus the error.

      Re doing the splice design makes the calculation window go blank, I can't reproduce this here, but your report is noted.

      Re code compliance, was this with reference to splice calculations in particular, or relating to BS5950 which has now officially been replaced by Eurocode 3, though it's likely to remain in use for a good while yet. See our web page http://www.superbeam.co.uk/bs449.htm - it's written with particular reference to BS449, but now also applies to BS5950.
      Im using the full version but for some reason whenever i save the calculation its shown as demo

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      • #4
        Re: Saving prosteel as demo

        I'm using the full version but when i save the calculation it saves as demo.

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        • #5
          Re: Saving prosteel as demo

          Sorry, I may be missing something here but I'm not sure as to what you mean by saving as demo? Although the demo and full versions of the program are different, the project files are identical. Can you expand please.
          Tony Bryer, Greentram Software Pty Ltd

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          • #6
            Re: Saving prosteel as demo

            Hi Tony

            I think what Brian is saying is that he has a fully working and I assume
            licenced copy of prosteel but when he saves the project for some reason it thinks its a demo version so when he re opens the file the program does not load the full steel section file - as you say its limited to beams less than 50 kg and the section size he has is 118kg - I have not been able to replicate it but it might be there is also a demo version on the system that needs to be removed as the file setting might be pointing to the wrong version ?

            I have had the same problem with the splice being a blank page BUT this is due to the splice setting out not working so bolts are too close to edges etc
            but rather than get the first bit of the check that shows this and where the dimensions fail it just gives a blank screen when the setting out is too far away to even be close - if you look at the box with the splice setting out its normally obvious so you might have for example cross section of bolts at 54mm on a 133 wide flange with M20 bolts so by increasing this to 70mm it then works and you get the calculation - it just means reading the setting out figures and working out why its failing normally something quite obvious - there is nothing wrong with the calculation once the setting out is sorted

            regards

            Motorphotos

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            • #7
              Re: Saving prosteel as demo

              Thanks, what you say makes sense. Brian, please check the steel data file name in Configuration, User Setup, File Names and Locations. It should be EuroSteelCF.dta (case immaterial); the demo file is EuroSteelDemo.dta. If you're seeing the latter, click on the button at the end of the line and you should be able to select the correct file. If this doesn't resolve things, please come back.

              I'll check out the splice calc issue again - thanks for the lead as to where to look.
              Tony Bryer, Greentram Software Pty Ltd

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              • #8
                Re: Saving prosteel as demo

                its C:\Prosteel\GT7Steel.dta

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                • #9
                  Re: Saving prosteel as demo

                  Sorry, my brain was in EuroBeam mode! The correct current file for ProSteel is GT7Steel.dta. Download link sent by email so you can reinstall
                  Tony Bryer, Greentram Software Pty Ltd

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                  • #10
                    I'm using the full version but when i save the calculation it saves as demo. shareit vidmate apk

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by solarcatfour View Post
                      I'm using the full version but when i save the calculation it saves as demo. shareit vidmate apk
                      Sorry for not responding sooner. What do you mean by 'saves as demo'? Project files are the same whether saved by the demo or full version.
                      Tony Bryer, Greentram Software Pty Ltd

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