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D1.J.5 Member Selection

The program is capable of performing design operations on specified members. Once an analysis has been performed, the program can select the most economical section, i.e., the lightest section which fulfills the code requirements for the specified member.  The section selected will be of the same type section as originally designated for the member being designed.  Member selection can also be constrained by the parameters DMAX and DMIN which limits the maximum and minimum depth of the members.

  • Member selection can be performed with all types of hollow steel sections.
  • Selection of members whose properties are originally input from a user created table will be limited to sections in the user table.
  • Member selection cannot be performed on members whose section properties are input as prismatic.

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.