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Specifies the properties for the cross braces members that you are placing or editing.

Member Properties

Activates the Member Properties dialog box. You can use this dialog box to specify additional member properties; such as material, material grade, and end releases; which you cannot set on the ribbon.

 Select First Member

Select the first member that you want the cross bracing between. If you are placing vertical bracing, this member should be a column. If you are placing horizontal bracing, this member should be a beam.

 Select Second Member

Select the second member that you want the cross bracing between. This member must be coplanar with the first member that you selected.

 Select First Beam

Select the first beam that you want the cross or chevron bracing between.

 Select Second Beam

Select the second beam that you want the cross or chevron bracing between.

Finish

Click to place the cross or chevron bracing members in the model.

Bracing Type

Specifies the type of bracing to place. Select Cross to place two braces that cross. Select Chevron to place two braces as a chevron brace.

Connection

Specifies the frame connection type to use for the member that you are placing. If you select By Rule, the software determines the frame connection to use based on the geometry between the member that you are placing and existing members in the model. If you select More, all available frame connections display from which you can select the frame connection to use. For more information about frame connections, see Frame Connections. This option is not available if you are editing an existing member. You can change the frame connection later by editing the frame connection directly.

System

Select the system to which the cross bracing members belong. You can define new systems in the Systems and Specifications task. Select More to display all systems defined in the workspace or the model. For more information, see Select System Dialog Box.

Type Category

Specifies the type category of the member, such as a beam or a column. The available member properties change depending on the member type category that you select. You can define a custom member type category by editing the Structural Member Type list in the Catalog task.

Type

Specifies the type of member, such as a beam or column. The available member properties change depending on the member type that you select. This property is a hierarchical child of Type Category. To change the options on the list, edit the Structural Member Type select list in Catalog.

Section Name

Specifies the cross-section for the member. If you know the section name, type it in. You can use the asterisk [*] character wildcard to see all sections that contain that text. For example, type W10X* to see all W10X sections in the catalog. Select More to browse the catalog for the section to use. Sections are defined in the reference data. See Structural Reference Data Overview for more information about reference data.

Cardinal Point

Specifies the relative position of the structural cross-section to the member placement line. Nine cardinal positions (1 -9) are available. The location of cardinal points 10 (center-of-gravity) and 15 (shear center) depend on the section shape. The local z-axis of the member and the center-of-gravity point of the section define cardinal points 11 and 14. The local y-axis of the member and the center-of-gravity point of the section define cardinal points 12 and 13. Cardinal points 10 through 15 are unavailable for designed members or cans.

Angle

Specifies the angle, in degrees or radians, by which the cross-section is rotated about the member axis. The zero-degree position is either the Z-axis or the X-axis of the active coordinate system depending on the member orientation. The active coordinate system is set using the Coordinate System control in PinPoint/Precision Input. The Angle property is not used when placing members using the Seated, Flush, or Centerline frame connections.

Offset

Defines the distance to place the supported members (the braces) from the supporting members.

Reflect

Reflects or mirrors the cross-section about the member's local z-axis. This parameter affects both symmetric and asymmetric sections. An example of when to use this option would be when you want the flanges of a channel section to point in the opposite direction. The Reflect property is not available when editing members that have Seated, Flush, or Centerline frame connections.