D. To assign secondary members
To assign members to be considered as "secondary" members per the Chinese steel code, use the following procedure.
The members into which a secondary member frame will not be considered as restrained when determining automatic effective length calculations.
On the Chinese Steel Design ribbon tab, select the
Secondary Member tool in the
The Assign Secondary Member dialog opens.
Use one of the following methods to select members for assignment:
Option Description To assign to a selection select one or more members in the model view window and then select the Assign to Selected Beams option To assign to all the members in the current view select the Assign to View option To assign to a list of members select the Assign to Edit List option and then type the member numbers in the text field
- Click Assign.