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G.18.1.1 Member Forces at Intermediate Sections

With the SECTION command, you may choose any intermediate section of a member where forces and moments need to be calculated. These forces and moments may also be used in design of the members. The maximum number of sections specified may not exceed five, including one at the start and one at the end of a member. If no intermediate sections are requested, the program will consider the start and end member forces for design. However, of the sections provided, they are the only ones to be considered for design.