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D. Concrete Member mode

The layout of the pages of the Concrete Member design mode is dependent on the Design Code associated with the current Design Group.

Concrete Beam pages

A Design Group associated with an Beam Brief will have a Concrete Member Mode containing seven pages. Each page lays out the screen so that the user can easily step through the process of setting up and checking data. They are read from the bottom left corner upwards.

Page control Description
Design

Similar in layout to the Summary Page, but on entering the page the Design Options dialog opens allowing the beam design to be initiated.

The <Design Group> Summary table displays the status of the design.

Summary

Displays the summary of the design of the current beam Design Group.

The page is laid out with a Structure View window on the left and on the right is the Member Summary Table displaying the status of the members in the current group above the Beam Spans Table displaying the supports and resulting spans defined for members in the current group.

Main Layout

Graphically displays the main reinforcement resulting from the design of the current beam Design Group.

The page is laid out with a Structure View window on the left and a Main Reinforcement Diagram of the current member on the right.  The current member can be changed by selecting it from the pull-down menu on the second toolbar or by clicking on a member in the current Design Group on the Structure View window.

Note: The summary of the reinforcement requirements is displayed in the Main Reinforcement Page.
Main Reinforcement

Displays the main reinforcement resulting from the design of the current beam Design Group as numerical data.

The page is laid out with a Structure View window on the left and on the right the Beam Spans Table of all the members in the current design group, above the Main Reinforcement Table of the current member on the right.  The current member can be changed by selecting it from the pull-down menu on the second toolbar or by clicking on a member in the current Design Group on the Structure View window.

Shear Layout

Displays the shear reinforcement resulting from the design of the current beam Design Group.

The page is laid out with a Structure View window on the left and the Shear Reinforcement Diagram of the current member on the right.  The current member can be changed by selecting it from the menu on the second toolbar or by clicking on a member in the current Design Group on the Structure View window.

The Shear Reinforcement Diagram displays the shear result of the design on the current member. The diagram is divided into three parts that can be resized by dragging the separator.  A Beam Design produces a different diagram to a column design.

Shear Reinforcement

Displays the shear reinforcement resulting from the design of the current beam Design Group as numerical data.

The page is laid out with a Structure View window on the left and on the right the Shear Links Table above the Shear Zones Table, both for the current member.  The current member can be changed by selecting it from the pull-down menu on the second toolbar or by clicking on a member in the current Design Group on the Structure View window.

Drawing

Used to export member detail drawings and to display a summary of the scheduled bars for the current beam design group.

The Bar Schedule Table opens to the right of the Whole structure View window. This provides a summary of the reinforcing bars used in the current member.

When the drawing page is selected, the Export to Drawing dialog is automatically opened with the current beam information loaded.

Note: For TS500 beam groups, this tab is labeled Schedule and the Export to Drawing dialog does not open when the page is selected.

Column Design pages

A Design Group associated with an Column Brief will have a Concrete Member Mode containing seven pages.  Each page lays out the screen so that the user can easily step through the process of setting up and checking data.  They are read from the bottom left corner upwards.

Page control Description
Summary

Displays the summary of the design of the current column Design Group.

The page is laid out with a Structure View window on the left and on the right is the Member Summary Table displaying the status of the members in the current group.

Input

Displays the design settings of the members in the current column Design Group.

The page is laid out with a Structure View window on the left and the Member Design Data table on the right.  This table is used to override the settings of the design Brief for individual members.  The effective length factors, braced directions and cover can be set for each column in the group separately.

Design

Similar to the Summary Page, but on entering the page the Design Options dialog opens allowing the column design to be initiated.

The <Design Group> Summary table displays the status of the design.

Main Layout

Graphically displays the main reinforcement resulting from the design of the current column Design Group.

The page is laid out with a Structure View window on the left and a main reinforcement diagram of the current member on the right.  The current member can be changed by selecting it from the pull-down menu on the second toolbar or by clicking on a member in the current Design Group on the Structure View window.

Shear Layout

Displays the shear reinforcement resulting from the design of the current column Design Group.

The page is laid out with a Structure View window on the left and a Shear reinforcement diagram of the current member on the right.  The current member can be changed by selecting it from the pull-down menu on the second toolbar or by clicking on a member in the current Design Group on the Structure View window.

Results

Displays the reinforcement resulting from the design of the current column Design Group as numerical data.

The page is laid out with a Structure View window on the left and a Main Reinforcement Table above the Shear Reinforcement Table for the current member on the right.  The current member can be changed by selecting it from the pull-down menu on the second toolbar or by clicking on a member in the current Design Group on the Structure View window.

Drawing

Used to display the scheduled bars for the current column design.

The Bar Schedule Table opens to the right of the Whole structure View window. This provides a summary of the reinforcing bars used in the current member.

When the drawing page is selected, the Export to Drawing dialog is automatically opened with the current beam information loaded.

Note: For TS500 beam groups, this tab is labeled Schedule and the Export to Drawing dialog does not open when the page is selected.