To specify a member as tension-only or
compression-only, use the following procedure.
Select the members which will have the same axial behavior.
Axial Behavior tool in the
Edit group on the
Member ribbon tab.
Select the appropriate axial behavior from the drop-down list.
A visual representation of the axial behavior
is graphically displayed on the member midpoint:
- a red turnbuckle for tension-only members
- a blue piston for compression-only members
You can edit the
axial behavior of members by selecting the
tool in the
group on the
To restore a member to full axial behavior for tension
and compression, select
from the drop-down list.