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Beta Angle dialog

Used to specify the Beta angle for members.

Opens when:
  • the Beam >Beta Angle tool is selected in the Specifications group on the Specification ribbon tab, or
  • Create Beta Angle is clicked on the Properties - Whole Structure dialog Beta Angle tab
Angle Type the rotation about the longitudinal member axis (i.e., local x axis) in the Angle in Degrees field.

The Angle and RAngle options are for use only with single angle sections. These options are further described in G.4.3 Relationship Between Global and Local Coordinates.

Assign Select the scope of members which the geometric constant is to be assigned.
  • To View assigns the geometric constant to all members within the current view.
  • To Selection assigns the geometric constant to only those members selected.