OpenBridge Modeler

To place piers on supportlines

To place pier template library objects onto supportlines, use the following procedure.

You must have one or more existing supportlines in your model.
  1. Either:

    On the Home tab, select the Place Pier tool in the Substructure group


    Key in bmgeom pier placebypierline

  2. In the Place Piers tool settings dialog, select the pier template to use:
    1. Click […] adjacent to the Template Name setting. The Template Selection dialog opens.
    2. In the lists of pier types, select the pier template to use.
    3. Click Close.
  3. (Optional) Specify additional settings such as Integral option or horizontal offset.
  4. (Optional) In the Place Piers tool settings dialog, clear the Elevation Constraints check box if no custom elevation changes are needed for any of the piers.
  5. In the view window, do the following:
    1. Select existing supportlines (click individually, window, etc.) to add them to the selection set.
      Tip: You can click a supportline again to remove it from the selection set.
    2. Reset (i.e., right-click) to set the selection set.
    3. Data point again to accept the selection set.
  6. Specify any necessary cap or footing elevation constraints for the piers and then click Apply.
The piers are placed in your project.