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M. To add a plate bounded by beams

To create an "infill" plate by selecting exiting members as plate edges, use the following procedure.

Note: The beams to be used as bounding edges of an "infill" plate must meet the following requirements:
  • three or four beams that form a closed polygon
  • the beams cannot extend past the vertex nodes of the closed polygon
  • the beams must lie within a plane
  1. Select the beams you want to use as bounding edges of the plate. You must select three or more beams.
    Note: Use the Beam Cursor tool in the Selection group on the Geometry ribbon tab.
  2. On the Geometry ribbon tab, select the Add Plate > Create Infill Plates tool in the Plates group.

    A message dialog indicates that the plate was successfully generated.