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That is largely posibble but you should calculate  your stress  analysis  for lateral loads combinations and remove the bar (cable) in compression and re-calculate.
Therefore, the mathematical analysis must be made twice   in  two opposite directions.
and sections must be enough to avoid large  deformations and lateral deflections.
Fabio Zárate
Civil Structural Engineer
ZYZ Consultores
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Baker
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 2:50 PM
Subject: metal bld'g. cable cross bracing

We are presently doing foundation design for some metal buildings. We are not responsible for review of manufacturers drawings but I am scratching my head about something.
Is there something unique to manufactured metal buildings that allows them to use both vertical (in wall) and horizontal (in roof) cable cross bracing for lateral resistance?