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D. To assign member type attributes

To assign the member type to consider for steel connection design in the Connection Design workflow, use the following procedure.

The member type attribute is only used for steel connection design in RAM Connection. It has no effect for members of other materials or other workflows.
注記: To assign a member as a truss type for analysis, you must use the Truss specification. This process only affects the member type used for connection design.
  1. Select one or members that will share the same attribute.
  2. Either:

    on the Beam Tools ribbon tab, select the Add Attribute tool from the Plugins group


    right-click and then select Add Member Attribute from the pop-up menu

    The Member Attribute dialog opens.
  3. Select MEMBTYPE from the Attribute Name drop-down list.
  4. Select the most appropriate member type from the Attribute Value drop-down list.
    • column
    • primary beam
    • brace
    • rafter
    • girt
    • purlin
    • eave-strut
    • secondary-beam
    • tertiary-beam
    • chord
    • branch
  5. Click Apply.