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 Places cross bracing between members that you select in the model. You can place cross braces or chevron braces in a vertical plane, a horizontal plane, or any other non-orthographic plane. Although the two cross bracing members are placed at the same time, after placement the two members can be edited or deleted individually if needed. For additional information about members, see Members.

Vertical X Bracing

At a minimum, you must select two columns to define the cross bracing location. The two columns must be coplanar, but they do not need to be the same length or have the same starting or ending elevation. In this case, both ends of the braces are connected to the columns using the Axis-End frame connection. (For more information about frame connections, see Frame Connections.) In addition, the cross brace members are always placed with the starting end of the brace member at the lower elevation.

If you select two columns and a beam to define the cross bracing location, the bracing is placed at the intersection of the beam and the two columns to the two column bases. Again, the two columns must be coplanar, but they do not need to be the same length or have the same starting or ending elevation. In this case, the upper ends of the braces are connected to the columns and the beam using the Vertical Corner Brace frame connection. The bottom ends of the braces are connected to the column using the Axis-End frame connection. Again, the cross brace members are always placed with the starting end of the brace member at the lower elevation.

If you select two columns and two beams to define the cross bracing location, the bracing is placed in the intersection of the four members. Again, the two columns must be coplanar, but they do not need to be the same length or have the same starting or ending elevation. In this case, both ends of the braces are connected to the columns and the beams using the Vertical Corner Brace frame connection. Again, the cross brace members are always placed with the starting end of the brace member at the lower elevation.

Vertical Chevron Bracing

At a minimum, you must select two columns and one beam to define the vertical chevron bracing location. The two columns must be coplanar, but they do not need to be the same length or have the same starting or ending elevation. The chevron braces are connected to the columns using the Vertical Corner Brace frame connection. The beam mid-point is located to position the braces.

Optionally, you can select two columns and two beams to define the vertical chevron bracing location. The two columns must be coplanar, but they do not need to be the same length or have the same starting or ending elevation. The chevron braces are connected to the columns using the Vertical Corner Brace frame connection. The beam mid-point is located to position the braces.

Horizontal X Bracing

At a minimum, you must select two members to define the cross bracing location. The two members must be coplanar, but they do not need to be the same length or have the same starting or ending location. In this case, both ends of the braces are connected to the select members using the Axis-End frame connection.

If you select two side members and a third member to define the cross bracing location, the bracing is placed at the intersection of the third member and the two side member to the two member ends. Again, the two side members must be coplanar, but they do not need to be the same length or have the same starting or ending locations. In this case, the upper ends of the braces are connected to the side members and the third member using the Vertical Corner Brace frame connection. The bottom ends of the braces are connected to the side members using the Axis-End frame connection.

If you select two side members and a third and fourth member to define the cross bracing location, the bracing is placed in the intersection of the four members. Again, the two side members must be coplanar, but they do not need to be the same length or have the same starting or ending location. In this case, both ends of the braces are connected to the side members and the third and fourth members using the Vertical Corner Brace frame connection.

Horizontal Chevron Bracing

At a minimum, you must select two side members and one other member to define the point of the chevron bracing location. The two side members must be coplanar, but they do not need to be the same length or have the same starting or ending location. The chevron braces are connected to the side members using the Axis-End frame connection. The third member's mid-point is located to position the braces.

Optionally, you can select two side members and a third and fourth member to define the chevron bracing location. The two side members must be coplanar, but they do not need to be the same length or have the same starting or ending location. The chevron braces are connected to the side members using the Axis-End frame connection. The third member's mid-point is located to position the braces.

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