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Specifies the properties for the vessel support members that you are placing or editing.

 Select Vessel

Select the vessel around which to place the support members.

 Select Members

Select the primary supporting members from which the vessel support members are placed.

Finish

Click to place the vessel support members in the model.

Lug Orientation

Select the orientation of the vessel lugs relative to the coordinate system north.

Select 0 Degrees if the vessel lugs are located like those in the figure below:

Select 45 Degrees if the vessel lugs are located like those in the figure below:

Easting

Specifies the easting coordinate of the vessel center. If you select a vessel, the software automatically finds this value for you. If you are placing supports before the vessel is modeled, type the easting coordinate of the vessel in this box. This coordinate is relative to the active coordinate system defined in the PinPoint ribbon.

Northing

Specifies the northing coordinate of the vessel center. If you select a vessel, the software automatically finds this value for you. If you are placing supports before the vessel is modeled, type the northing coordinate of the vessel in this box. This coordinate is relative to the active coordinate system defined in the PinPoint ribbon.

Vessel Diameter

Specifies the vessel diameter. If you select a vessel, the software automatically enters the diameter for you. If you are placing supports before the vessel is modeled, type the vessel diameter in this box. This option is only available when Lug Orientation is set to 0 Degrees.

Clearance

Specifies the distance between the vessel support members and the vessel itself. This option is only available when Lug Orientation is set to 0 Degrees.

A=Vessel Diameter
B=Clearance

Bolt Circle

Specifies the distance between the bolts on the opposite sides of the vessel. This value is used to calculate the member line location (red dot in figure below, figure shows cardinal point 8 being used for the I-beam and cardinal point 7 for the channel). This option is only available when Lug Orientation is set to 45 Degrees.

A=Vessel Centerline
B=Bolt Circle divided by 2
C=Bolt Gage divided by 2
D=Bolt Gage

System

Select the system to which the vessel support 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. This command only supports the placement of W, M, HP, S, C, MC, BUI, BUC, BUTee, BUIUE, and BUBoxFM sections.

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.