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AD.2006-1004.5.2 Pipes Support by Member

Supports defined in the piping model may not have corresponding nodes defined in the STAAD.Pro model. Therefore the pipe support function has been enhanced to allow members to be selected so that the support load will be transferred as a member load rather than node load.

Enter the Piping Supports page. Select the menu item ‘Support>Support Node’. Using the Pipe Support cursor, select the pipe support node then click on the supporting member.

Note: For a member to be valid as a pipe support beam, then a line from the pipe support node, that is perpendicular to the support beam, must lie between the start and end nodes of that beam.

A pipe support node is supported by the highlighted beam