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M. To align a member to a reference point

To orient a member to an existing node or arbitrary point, use the following procedure.

  1. Select one or more members in the view window.
  2. On the Specification ribbon tab, select the Beam > Beam Reference Point tool in the Specifications group.

    The Referene Point dialog opens.
  3. Select the type of point to use as a reference for orientation:
    To orient by… Select the following…
    an arbitrary point in space select the Point option and define the coordinates with respect to the model origin
    a vector from the member start node select the Vector option and then define the second point of the vector coordinates with respect to the member start node
    a node in the model select the Node option and then select the node number from the drop-down list
  4. Select the To Selection option.
    Tip: The To View option assigns the specification to all members in the view window.
  5. Click OK.