Specifies the properties for the split that you are placing or editing.
Activates the Split Properties dialog box. For more information, see Split Connection Properties Dialog Box.
Select how to define the split location.
Select By Object to split the member system by another model object that you identify.
Select By Point to split the member system at a point along the member system that you identify.
Splits the member systems using the options that you have specified.
Clears the selected objects.
Accepts the selected objects and moves you to the next step in the command.
By Object Options
Select the members to split. Remember, if you set Split Status to By Rule then you cannot split members that have Continuous set for the Continuity Type. You can split only members set to Intercostal.
Select the objects at which to split the member systems. The objects can be another member system, a grid plane, an elevation plane, deck, or a bulkhead.
Specifies the method to determine which member system splits another member system.
By Rule - The software looks at the Continuity Type and Continuity Priority Number values defined on the Member System Tab (Member System Prismatic Properties Dialog Box) to determine which member system to split. Member systems set to Continuous split the other member system. Member systems set to Intercostal are split by the other member system. The Continuity Priority Number is used to select which member system is split when two member systems intersect, but both have Intercostal for the Continuity Type. Member systems with a lower continuity priority (1, 2, 3, for example) split member systems with a higher continuity priority (7, 8, 9, for example).
Split First - The member systems that you identified during the Split Members step are split by the member systems that you identified during the Splitting Members step.
Split Second - The member systems that you identified during the Splitting Members step are split by the member systems that you identified during the Split Members step.
Split Both - All member systems that you have identified in both steps are split against each other.
Split None - No member systems are split, but the interference between the two objects is suppressed.
By Point Options
Select the member to split.
Defines the split location point.
Specifies how the split location is calculated. The location can be defined as Ratio or Distance.
A ratio location can be thought of as a distance percentage along the member. For example, a split placed at a relative distance of 0.333 is located at one-third the member length measured from the member start. A split placed at a relative distance of 0.5 is located at the middle of the member.
A distance value is the actual distance from the start or end of the member. The software verifies that the absolute distance that you specify is not past the end of the member.
Select whether to measure the split location from the start or the end of the member.
Specify the position of the split as either the ratio distance along the member or the absolute distance (as defined by Location Definition.)