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M. To identifying beam start and end

Beam ends can be colored to easily identify the start and end joints of a beam. By default, the start (i) joint is colored green and the end (j) joint is colored blue.
  1. Either:

    Select the Labels tool


    Right-click anywhere in the View area and select Labels from the pop-up menu.

    The Diagrams dialog opens.
  2. Check the Beam Ends option in the Beams group.
  3. Click OK.
    Tip: Alternatively, you can press <Shift+E> to toggle the beam end colors.
The beam ends are colored for the entire structure.

The file US.1. Plane Frame with Steel Design.STD is used to demonstrate this feature.

Alternatively, you can hover your mouse over any beam momentarily and the beam ends for that member are displayed using the same colors.