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T.2 Assign the member properties

  1. While holding <Ctrl>, click on both the end columns (M1 and M4).
  2. On the Member ribbon tab, select the Section tool in the Assign properties group.

    The Assign Section dialog opens.
  3. Define the rectangular column section: Leave the Source selection as Catalog.
    1. Select Prismatic in the Type drop-down list. Leave the Source selection as Catalog.
    2. Select Solid Rectangle in the Shape drop-down list.
    3. Select RECT in the Template drop-down list.
    4. Type 300 mm in the YD field and 275 mm in the ZD field.
    5. Type RECT-COL in the Name field.
    6. Click OK.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 except to define a 350mm (depth, YD) by 275 mm (width, ZD) rectangular prismatic section named RECT-BEAM to the beam members (M2 and M5).
  5. Repeat steps 1-3 again except to define a 350mm diameter (YD) solid circular prismatic section named CIRC-COL to the middle column (M3).
  6. Rotate the right column by 90 deg (Beta angle):
    1. Select the right column (M4).
    2. On the Member Tools ribbon tab, select the Rotate tool in the Edit group and then select Rotate 90° from the list.

      The column is rotated about its local 1 axis by 90°.
    3. On the View ribbon tab, select the Local Axes tool in the Model group.

      You can confirm that the local z axis of M4 is now rotate 90° away from the global Z axis.