Displays the member part properties that you are editing when you select one or more linear member parts.
Activates the Member Part Prismatic Properties Dialog Box. You can use this dialog box to specify additional member part properties, such as material, material grade, and end releases, which you cannot set on the ribbon.
Specify the start location of the member. After placing the first member, click Start to select the discrete placement method. For more information about discrete placement, see Members.
Specify the end location of the member. After placing the first member, click End to select the contiguous placement method. For more information about contiguous placement, see Members.
Translates a member part to have a single stand-alone member system. This option is only available when you select a member part that belongs to a member system that has been split.
When you place a member system, that member system has a single member part associated with it (for more information, see Members). Using the Place Splits, you can split that single member part into multiple member parts that are each still associated with the original single member system.
If you want to delete or modify only one of the member parts, you must delete the member system and all the other member parts. Deleting a member part deletes its parent member system which causes the sibling member parts to be deleted. However, using the Convert option you can cause a member part to have its own, new parent member system. You can then delete or otherwise modify that member part without affecting the other member parts of the original member system.
The software automatically translates the relevant split connections into frame connections. Permission groups of the original member system are used for the new member system.
Select the system to which the member belongs. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.