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D. Select menu

This menu contains the following commands:

Menu item What it does
Elements Cursor

Choosing one of the cursor commands changes the cursor shape and its selection function when it is over a structure window.  The elements cursor allows individual analytical elements to be selected and joined into design members.

Members Cursor Used for limiting selections to members.
Plates Cursor Used for limiting selections to plates.
Slabs Cursor Used for limiting selections to slabs.
Select All

The action of the Select All command depends on the current selection mode and cursor.

  • If the Select Elements cursor is current then all the elements in the active structure window are selected.
  • If the Select Nodes cursor is current then all the nodes in the active structure window are selected.
  • If the Select Element Ends cursor is current then all the element ends in the active structure window are selected.  Note that this may look similar to all the elements being selected, but it is not the same.
By Members Opens the Select Members dialog, which is used to select members in the active structure window by their member numbers.
By Section Property Selects elements in the active structure window according to their section property.

Displays the Select by Property dialog which contains a list of the section properties defined in the active structure and the option of ‘No Property’ (a useful check to see that all elements do have a property prior to analysis).

Click on properties in the list to select them. Extend the selection by holding down the CTRL key and clicking on further properties.

Click OK to update the selection in the active structure window.

To quickly show the Select by Property dialog, click the Select by Property button on one of the toolbars.

By Design Group

Opens the Select Members by Design Group dialog, which is used to select members in the active view window by entire design group.

Note: Before selecting by Design Group, at least one design group must be defined. 
New Design Group

Opens the New Design Group dialog, which is used to associate a design brief for a Design Group from the currently selected member(s).

A Design Group is the selection of members that are to be designed with one of the Concrete Design modules.

Note: Before defining a new Design Group, one or more members must be selected in the active structure window.

The menu is available in the modes:

  • Design Layer
  • Member Design
  • Earthquake