Material - Whole Structure dialog box
Used to define, manage, and assign materials used in the STAAD.Pro input file. The Isotropic tab is used for defining isotropic materials and assigning them to members and elements. The Orthotropic 2D tab is used for defining materials with different properties in two dimensions and assigning them to members and elements.
All materials that have been defined for the model are listed here. Select the Isotropic or Orthotropic 2D tab to display materials which exhibit those directional properties.
We may specify Materials in two ways. We may first create a material tag and then select the members or elements to which this tag is applied. Alternatively, we may first select the members or elements and then specify a material to be assigned to the selected items. In the second case, a new material specification is created along with a material tag.Please note that the Assign button becomes active if you have already selected the members or elements to which the material tag is to be applied.
|Highlight Assigned Geometry||When this box is checked and we click on a material tag in the Material dialog box, members that have been assigned the material tag will appear highlighted in the structure window. For example in the previous figure, if we click on the STEEL material tag, all steel members will be highlighted.|
|Create||When the Isotropic tab is selected, clicking Create opens the Isotropic Material dialog, which is used to add a new isotropic material and properties to the STAAD.Pro input file. When the Orthotropic2D tab is selected, this button opens the 2D Orthotropic Material Property dialog, which is used.|
|Edit||Opens the Isotropic Material dialog or the 2D Orthotropic Material Property dialog, which can be used to edit the properties for the currently selected material (the name field is inactive when editing).|
|Delete||Deletes the currently selected material from the list.|
The options under the Assignment Method are used to assign material tags to members and elements.First select a material tag from the Materials dialog box.Use one of the following assignment methods to apply this material: Assign To Selected Beams, Assign To View, Use Cursor To Assign or Assign To Edit List.
|Assign||Assigns the material per the selected assignment method.|
|Close||Closes the dialog.|