Midspan blocking

how do I add a midspan blocking on a ceiling joist calcs?

Thanks for your message! I believe you can model that by entering the midspan blocking as a top or bottom brace supports in your support and brace table. as shown below.


Hi Tara,

It didn’t work I still getting an error message.

Shear Utilization 𝑉/𝑉′=V/V =85.5 lb / 11.2 lb 760%

Hey @artecho I think we missed your reply on this! Sorry about that. It looks like your beam is failing in shear. However, the shear loads and capacities seem really low (11 lb) here so I’m confused as to what’s going on. If you can email us a link to your calculation at help@clearcalcs.com we’ll be happy to take a closer look.