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T.1 Specifying member properties

In this procedure, you will assign cross section properties to the beams and columns.

The STAAD input file commands generated are:

1 3 TABLE ST W12X35
  1. Select the Properties page in the Analytical Modeling page control bar.
    The Properties - Whole Structure dialog opens.

  2. Click Section Database.

    The Section Profile Tables dialog opens.

  3. Select the W Shape tab under the American option. The property type we wish to create is the W shape from the AISC table.
  4. Choose W12X35 as the beam size and then select the ST option as the section type.
    Tip: The Material check box is set. Leave this set and the selection set to Steel as it will be used to assign the built-in steel material properties when this section is assigned.
  5. Click Add.
    Tip: Detailed explanation of the terms such as ST, T, CM, TC, BC, etc. is available in TR.20.1 鋼材テーブルからの特性の割り当て.
    The W12X35 section is added to the Sections list in the Properties - Whole Structure dialog.
  6. To create the second member property (ST W14X34), select the W14X34 shape and click Add.
  7. Click Close in the Section Profile Tables dialog.
  8. Assign these properties with selected members in our model:
    1. Select the first property reference in the Properties dialog (W12X35).
    2. Select the Use Cursor to Assign option in the Assignment Method group.
    3. Click Assign. The mouse pointer changes to
    4. Click on members 1 and 3.
    5. To stop assigning properties, either:

      click Assigning


      press the <Esc> key.

  9. Repeat step 8 except to assign the second property reference (W14X34) to member 2.

    After the properties are assigned to the respective members, the member labels will indicate the section reference numbers.

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