To rotate a member to align to a model object
To rotate a member such that its local axis align to a node or is parallel to a pair of nodes, use the following procedure.
Sometimes, it is more appropriate to specify the rotation of a member about its longitudinal axis by referencing existing nodes elsewhere in the structure.
Select one or more members and nodes based on the reference method
Select… To point either the local y or z axis of the members… one node toward that node two nodes parallel to a line formed by those two nodes
Member ribbon tab, select the
Local Axis tool in the
- Select one of the rotation reference methods from the drop-down list.