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To add descriptions to surfaces

To add description tags to surfaces, use the following procedure.

These description tags are used in helping to identify elements in modeling and used by the analytical analysis engine as well as in concrete design.

Each time this procedure is performed, the number suffix of the description is incremented.

For example, if you select all of the surfaces for the first floor slab of a structure and apply the beam description, they will be labeled SLAB1. Repeating the procedure again will label the second selection of surfaces as SLAB2.

  1. Select surfaces with the same description (i.e., slab or wall).
  2. Select the Description tool in the Assign properties group on the Surface ribbon tab.

  3. From the drop-down list, select the appropriate description tag for the selected surfaces.
    • Undefined - no description tag used.
    • Wall
    • Slab
    The description is applied to the selected surfaces with a numeric suffix incremented from any previous descriptions.
You can edit surface descriptions by selecting the Surfaces tool in the Surfaces group on the Spreadsheet ribbon tab.