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M. To add a node at overlapping beams

To connect to overlapping beams with a node at that location, use the following procedure.

You can manually select beams that are overlapping or the program can automatically detect these for you using the optional first step below.
  1. (Optional) Automatically select overlapping beams:
    1. On the Geometry ribbon tab, select the Intersecting Beams > Highlight Intersecting Beams tool in the Beam group. The Intersect Members dialog opens.
    2. In the Enter Tolerance field, type a tolerance used for how close members should pass before the program considers them to be overlapping.
    3. Click OK.
    The program automatically selects all overlapping beam sets.
  2. On the Beam Tools ribbon tab, select the Intersect Beams tool in the Model group.

  3. Type a tolerance to use in the Intersect Members dialog and then click OK. A message dialog opens to indicate that new beams have been created.