Pipe Dream – How to Design a Scaffold Inside a Pipe

Originally posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

Create a hollow pipe by setting inside and outside diameters.



Place a bay within the pipe.



Move the bay up to match the pipe’s inside surface. Use Start Node for larger increments, then Base Node Elevation for fine tuning.



Add planking to the bottom level of the bay, and Side Brackets to reach the walls of the pipe.



Change Screw Jacks to Swivel Screw Jacks.



Add a Ladder and Bays along the length of the pipe.



By: Cliff Young



How to Create a Scaffold with Buttress

Originally posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Buttresses are used to provide support to act against lateral (sideways) forces.

In Scaffold Designer 2015, you can create a buttress by adding vertical bracing to the top level of adjacent bays.


Next to any scaffold tower or run, place an adjacent bay or bays.



Remove planking (If desired) from the top level of the adjacent bay.




Uncheck “Planked”

(Guardrails and Toeboards will be removed automatically).


Add Vertical Braces to the sides of the top level of the adjacent bay.



Click on the 3D View Model tab to see the top vertical bracing.

NOTE: By default, top vertical braces will not display in the Conceptual tab. If you wish to see the top bracing in the Conceptual tab, see the “Tips and Tricks” section below.



Display top vertical bracing for both sides of the bay.

Notice that only one of the top vertical braces displays. This is because, by default, the bracing direction is opposite for opposite sides of the same bay. To display the other brace, just change the brace direction for that side of the bay.




Tips and Tricks

If you want the top braces to display in the Conceptual tab, extend the vertical standards on the side of the adjacent bay next to the scaffold tower or run.

This will not affect the material count in the BOM.





By: Cliff Young