Entertainment Rigging Analysis Module
The Braceworks™ add-on for Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer provides design, production, and rigging professionals with an easy way to gauge the performance of temporary structures under load.
This one-of-a-kind module ensures safety and compliance with engineering codes and standards, creating a completely integrated modeling, analysis, and documentation process in one interface.
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When the Braceworks module is installed for Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer, it provides new commands and tools to insert and connect supporting structures (such as trusses and lighting pipes), add hoists and other supports, and then adds loads to the structures.
With a Braceworks license, you can analyze and check structures according to EC3 and EC9. For easy reference, results are shown graphically in the model. Detailed calculations are automatically generated and models can be exported as DSTV files to share with structural engineers for validation. See the online Help system for more details on Braceworks functionality and workflows.
The user of the Braceworks software is solely responsible for the use of the software product and for the completeness and accuracy of the analysis and design results. The software does not provide certified calculations; certified calculations can be provided only by a licensed structural engineer. It is the user’s responsibility to verify that all loads, forces, connections, and calculations comply with all manufacturer load tables, equipment labels, and engineering specifications. Equipment, structures, designs, and calculations must comply with all applicable standards (for example, ANSI, Eurocode etc.) and meet the requirements of the authority having jurisdiction. You are solely responsible for all work product created using the software.