M. To add a curved beam
To add a curved beam between two existing nodes, use the following procedure.
Curved members may only be created between two existing nodes. Any non-tapered cross-section is permitted for curved members. The internal angle subtended by the arc must be less than 180 degrees.
Geometry ribbon tab, select the
tool in the
Click on the start and end nodes, respectively.
The Curve Beam Properties dialog opens.
Radius of Curvature (in current units of
length) and the
Gamma Angle (in degrees) values.
The gamma angle,γ , is the angle between the member local Y axis and the plane of the circular arc of the member.
- Click OK. The curved beam will is added to the model.
- Repeat steps 2 through 4 to add more curved beams.
- To stop adding beams: