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M. To specify a direction for the composite deck ribs

To specify the orientation of the deck ribs, use the following procedure.

The program will automatically assign a rib direction parallel to the detected shortest span in the deck area. However, you will often need to edit the orientation.
  1. Select a composite deck name in the Composite Deck dialog list.
  2. Select a pair of parallel beams. The deck ribs will run perpendicular to these two beams.
  3. Click Create Direction. If you have previously assigned a deck rib direction, you will be prompted to confirm you want to update this direction.
The deck span direction arrow is updated to reflect the change in direction.