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D8.C.3 Code Checking and Member Selection

The following two design modes are available:

D8.D.3.1 Code Checking 

The program compares the resistance of members with the applied load effects, in accordance with IS:801-1975. Code checking is carried out for locations specified using the BEAM parameter. The results are presented in a form of a PASS/FAIL identifier and a RATIO of load effect to resistance for each member checked. You may choose the degree of detail in the output data by setting the TRACK parameter.

Refer to D1.B.1.3 Code Checking for general information on Code Checking. Refer to TR.49 Code Checking Specification for details the specification of the Code Checking command.

D8.D.3.2 Member Selection

You may request that the program search the cold formed steel shapes database (standard sections) for an alternative section to pass the code check and meet the least weight criterion. The program will then evaluate all database sections of the type initially specified (i.e., channel, angle, etc.) and, if a suitable replacement is found, presents design results for that section. If no section satisfying the depth restrictions or lighter than the initial one can be found, the program leaves the member unchanged, regardless of whether it passes the code check or not.

Refer to D1.B.1.4 Member Selection for general information on Member Selection. Refer to TR.49.1 Member Selection Specification for details the specification of the Member Selection command.