Places a linear member in the model. You can place beams, columns, braces, truss elements, or cable member types using this command. You can place standard members (rolled shapes) or designed members (built-up shapes). Use this command when you want to place members by specifying the exact start and end points.
You can define custom member types by editing the Structural Member Type select list in the Catalog task.
When a linear member system is connected directly to another member, a frame connection is created. If detailed trimming is needed in a plant database, use the Trim Member Command or Place Assembly Connection Command commands. If detailed trimming of the members is needed in a marine database, use Place Member Generic Assembly Connection or Place Assembly Connection Command in the Molded Forms or Structural Detailing task.
When you connect a linear member system to a plate system or edge reinforcement system, the member is trimmed to the plate and a generic assembly connection is created. In a marine database, the bounding ports can be modified with Place Member Generic Assembly Connection in the Molded Forms or Structural Detailing task.
What do you want to do?