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D. Options dialog

Used to configure many of the graphical features of Concrete Design.

Opens when View > Options is selected.

View Highlight tab

Contains the options to configure the appearance of the highlights between structure windows in Concrete Design.;

SettingDescription
View Highlight Changes the view highlight colors of the elements in the active view or in the whole structure window, if it is open.  This helps locate elements in the view.
Zoom Area The zoom area of a Zoom window is highlighted on the original window.  It helps locate the zoomed in area on the original.
Width Edit the width of the highlights using the edit box.

Tables tab

Contains a button to configure the font used in the tables in Concrete Design.

SettingDescription
Font…

Click on the Font button to change the font. A sample of the font chosen is displayed.

Note: This font is only used when Page Control is turned off. This is because with Page Control turned on and a very large font would cause problems on pages that have wide tables and picture views.

Node Labels tab

Contains the options for configuring how the node labels on the picture of the structure appear, if used.

To turn Node Labels on, use the Labels command on the View menu.

Nomenclature used in the placement of node labels

SettingDescription
Style Choose the style of the node labels.
Horizontal Alignment Choose an option for the horizontal alignment of the node label with respect to the start point for the text.
Vertical Alignment Choose an option for the vertical alignment of the node label with respect to the start point for the text.
Pixels Right & Above Enter the distance in pixels from the node to the start point for the text.
Font Click on the Font button to change the font used for the label.  The font colour can also be changed here.
Opaque Select this option to make the label opaque.  This obscures any structure or diagram behind the label, ensuring that it can be read.
Sample A graphical preview of how the current settings will display node labels.

Element Labels tab

Contains the options for configuring how the element labels on the picture of the structure appear, if used. 

Note: To turn Node Labels on, use the Labels command on the View menu.

Nomenclature used in the placement of element labels

SettingDescription
Elements Style & Properties Style Choose the style of the labels. Configure the style used for the property independently of the style used for the element reference.  The property reference is appended to the element reference separated by a colon. e.g.  E34 : P2
Horizontal Alignment Choose an option for the horizontal alignment of the label with respect to the text start position.
Vertical Alignment Choose an option for the vertical alignment of the label with respect to the text start position.
Pixels Right & Above The text start point is positioned with respect to the center point of the element.  Enter the distance in pixels from the element center to the start point for the text.
Font Click on the Font button to change the font used for the label.  The font colour can also be changed from here.
Opaque Check this box to make the label opaque.  This obscures any structure or diagram behind the label, ensuring that it can be read.
Angle Text Check this box to angle the label along the line of the element.  If this box is unchecked, the label is drawn horizontally.
Sample A graphical preview of how the current settings will display element labels.

Plate Labels tab

 

 

Structure Units tab

 

 

Section Units tab

 

 

Force Units tab

 

 

SettingDescription
OK Closes the dialog and applies changes to the graphical display.
Cancel Closes the dialog without applying any changes.
Apply Applies changes to the graphical display.
Help Opens the STAAD.Pro help window.