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T.1 Re-specifying the TRACK parameter

The final calculation we need to do is make sure the current set of member properties pass the code requirements based on the up-to-date member forces.

This will require that we do a code checking operation again. To restrict the output produced to a reasonable level, we specify the TRACK parameter again but use a different value.

The STAAD input file commands generated are:

  1. On the Analysis and Design ribbon tab, select Steel in the Design Commands gallery.
  2. In the Steel Design - Whole Structure dialog, click Define Parameters. The Design Parameters dialog opens.
  3. Specify the track parameter:
    1. Select the TRACK parameter tab.
    2. Select option 0.
      Note: The TRACK 0 command instructs the program to only provide the controlling limit state check for each member assigned to this command.
    3. Click Add. The parameter list is added to the list of commands in the Steel Design - Whole Structure dialog, including the selected track parameter and value.
    4. Click Close.
  4. Select the TRACK 0 parameter entry in the list of commands.
  5. Select all the beam members by one of the following methods:

    on the Select ribbon tab, select the All tool in the Beams group


    click-and-drag a window around all members in the View window


    press <Ctrl+A>

  6. In the Steel Design - Whole Structure dialog, select the Assign To Selected Beams option.
  7. Click Assign. A message dialog prompting you to confirm the assignment.
  8. Click Yes.

After the parameters are assigned, click anywhere in the drawing area to deselect the members.

Tip: Remember to save your work by either click Save on the File ribbon tab , the Save tool, or pressing <CTRL+S>.