M. To assign axial action members
To assign a member as compression-only, tension-only, or a truss (axial-only) member, use the following procedure.
STAAD.Pro allows you to specify the axial actions of members.
Note: This assigns the analytical specification for truss members. For the purpose of Connection Design, you must additionally assign a Truss attribute.
- (Optional) Select the members which will all have the same member specification assigned.
Specification ribbon tab, select the
Beam tool in the
A list of member specification types opens.
Select the specification type you want to assign:
To… Do the following… add the specification to the model and assign to the current member selection click Assign. add the specification to the model for later assignment click Add.