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M. To add beams with new nodes

To add beams between existing nodes or along beams by generating new nodes, use the following procedure.

  1. On the Geometry ribbon tab, Add Beam tool in the Beam group.

    The mouse pointer changes to the Add Beams cursor ().
  2. Click on any point along the first beam where the starting node of the new beam will lie. If the program detects you are clicking on an existing node, skip to Step 6. If an existing node is not present at that point, a dialog box will prompt for a new node to be created.
  3. Click Yes. The Insert Nodes into Beam # dialog opens. The value in the Distance edit box is the exact location clicked on from the start of the beam.
  4. (Optional) Edit the Distance value as necessary.
    Tip: Other nodes can also be generated along the beam as well. For more information on how to use the Insert Node dialog box, please refer to M. To insert a node in a single member.
  5. Click OK

    A new node is created on the selected beam and a the new beam member is "rubber banded" to this point.

    Tip: If the new node input is not within a close proximity of the point clicked on the screen (that which resulted in the dialog opening), no "rubber band" line will be shown. In this case, simply click on the new node to start the creation of the beam.
  6. Click a point along another beam or an existing node to specify the end point of the new beam. If this is not at an existing node, refer to steps 2 through 5 for inserting a new node into a beam.
  7. To stop adding beams:

    Press <Esc>


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