The flange angle is cited on the pages of the Bethlehem Booklet for shapes with angled flanges.
For example, for American Standard Shapes (S), page 48 and for standard channels, page 52.
Other values that are less important like the toe radii of angles are contained in other applicable specifications that control the rolling of the shapes.
At any rate, these booklets have allowed me the accuracy I have need for our work.
I elected to go for the fundamental license rather than classic. The main difference is the standard shapes and fasteners. I prefer to make parts with the right names and complexity.
This took some doing, but attached are all the "frame files" that I use as cross sections for frames. They have embedded part numbers from our numbering system under the custom property "SHAPE"
L = Angle
C = Channel
P = Pipe
HSS = Hollow structural shape
T = Tube
H = Hose
All of the radius of steel shapes are at the large end of the tolerance range except angles. For angles I make sure the front lip has a flat spot for mates.
@12GAGE Thanks for uploading that. When you say "All of the radius of steel shapes are at the large end of the tolerance range except angles" what are you referring to for tolerances?
The radius on tubes are larger than what we recieve.
I know there is a large range of acceptable radius on all the steel shapes
The real numbers are not free, ANSI makes you pay lots for the details. AISC info on sections is close enough.
What I did do,
2. force a few flat edges that don't really exist on angles for mates, then dialed in the weight
3. channels have the correct side slop and web thickness, then I dialed in the weights
4. Tubes do not have the weights dialled in, just thickness and a usable radius that's typically too large.
Those are all the shapes I actually use. I made them all from scratch.
Like 12 years ago I decided that when I was making any angle, channel or W beam that instead of making it for my current project, first I would create the profile and extrude it, then I would save it as what it was....i.e. W6x12, C4x5.4, L2x2x.25 etc. and take that part and put it into a folder that I put into my user templates. Sounds like that would take forever right? Well today it has something like 400 entries, and I cannot think of the last time I went to create a piece of shape steel that I didn't find in that directory. So that's what I would suggest. I got my channel profiles from autocad mechanical usually, drew the W-beams from a list I have that tells the actual height width web flange thcknessess even radii.
Thanks for uploading Nominus38. I was hoping others would upload what they have after uploading what I have. It takes time to organize the details like this. I wish others had posted like this when I was getting started with SE.
Perhaps we should ask for a Forum stickie with referance files people are willing to to offer.
1D: Gage files
2D: Frame/profile/Shape files
3D: Part files
Template files: Draft, Part, Sheet, Assy
Setup files: Tables, Parts lists, Menu setups, callouts, etc.....
I know this might be late but here is some Excel data for structural steel shapes. Primary A36. The values for the beam sections come from the American Institute of
Architecture Steel Construction (AISC) and are the "engineering" dimensions not the "drafting" dimensions (which are rounded up to factional values). I have used these spreadsheets for years on the NX side to drive part family members.
I am starting to play around with the different areas of SE and have noticed things like the Beam Designer in the Engineering Reference, Standard Parts and Frames. I truly wish all these environments would merge so that there is a single tool to create structures that require these shapes- but still a flexible environment to design with.