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T.1 Specifying member offsets

  1. Click the beam member (M2) to select it.
  2. On the Member ribbon tab, select the End Offset tool in the Edit group.

    The Modify Member End Offsets dialog opens.

  3. Specify the start (in this case, left) node offset:
    1. Leave the Direction as Local.
      Tip: Given the orientation of this beam, the local 1 and global X axis are parallel, but it's best practice to use local coordinates when the offset is taken with respect to the local member's ends.
    2. Type 6 in in the x direction. Local axis 1, 2, and 3 correspond to the member's localized X, Y, and Z axis.
    Tip: Notice that even though the default input units are in feet, you are able to type different units and the program converts to the input units for you.
  4. Specify the end (in this case, right) node offset:
    1. Leave the Direction as Local.
    2. Type -6 in in the x direction.
      Note: The negative sign for the offset value at the end.
  5. Click OK. The end offsets are drawn as red lines from the nodes in their indicated direction.