Understand the principles involved in layout of ste elwork drawings; and


Understand the principles involved in layout of ste
elwork drawings; and

Have experience of producing a AutoCAD drawing of a
steel portal frame structure

All  civil  engineering  students  need  to  have  an  unde
rstanding  of  how  structural  steelwork  is
detailed and the process of producing a structural
steelwork drawing.
The following is to be undertaken:
1.
We will use the A3 drawing frame that you produced
in Exercise No 2.
2.
Use the information on the attached Engineer’s desi
gn sketch to produce an AutoCAD drawing
that contains sufficient information regarding the
general arrangement of the steel portal
frame.
3.
As this is a drawing exercise and you have not yet
covered steelwork detailing on your course,
examples of what your drawing should look like when
complete is also attached. Your final
submission should comprise one A3 drawing using the
A3 drawing frame.
4.
It is suggested that you start by drawing the cross
-section of the main section (533 x 210 x 122
UB) and the purlin (172C23) – dimensional informati
on is included in the following ‘Additional
Guidelines’.
5.
Progress:  This  is  a  2  week  exercise  with  a  submissi
on  deadline  on  the  Friday  afternoon
following the final class. You will therefore need
to make sure you keep up with the class
otherwise you will leave too much to do in the seco
nd week.
6.
If in doubt use the completed drawing attached to g
uide you through the exercise.
ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO THE
SCHEME
1.  Extract from The Interactive ‘Blue Book’ – UB S
ection Tables
2. Extract form Metsec Catalogue of Purlin C-Sectio
ns