T.2 Assign the member properties
While holding <Ctrl>, click on both the end columns (M1
Member ribbon tab, select the
Section tool in the
Assign properties group.
Assign Section dialog opens.
Define the rectangular column section:
Leave the Source selection as Catalog.
Prismatic in the
Type drop-down list.
Source selection as
Solid Rectangle in the
Shape drop-down list.
RECT in the
Template drop-down list.
300 mm in the
275 mm in the
RECT-COL in the
Repeat steps 1-3 except to define a 350mm (depth, YD) by 275 mm
(width, ZD) rectangular prismatic section named
RECT-BEAM to the beam members (M2 and M5).
Repeat steps 1-3 again except to define a 350mm diameter (YD)
solid circular prismatic section named
CIRC-COL to the middle column (M3).
Rotate the right column by 90 deg (Beta angle):
Select the right column (M4).
Member Tools ribbon tab, select the
Rotate tool in the
Edit group and then select
Rotate 90° from the list.
The column is rotated about its local 1
axis by 90°.
View ribbon tab, select the
Local Axes tool in the
You can confirm that the local z axis of M4 is
now rotate 90° away from the global Z axis.