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To add a panel by perimeter nodes

To create a panel by selecting the perimeter nodes, use the following procedure.

The perimeter nodes of a panel must have members connecting them in order for the load to get transferred to the adjoining members. In other words, the bounding edges should be along members.
  1. On the Model ribbon tab, select the Panel tool in the Create group.

  2. Click on nodes to form the perimeter of the panel. Select nodes in either a clockwise or counterclockwise order.
    Note: Refer to Notes on Panels for details on panel load limitations.
  3. Double-click on the last node to stop adding nodes to the current panel.
  4. To stop adding panels, either:

    click the Panel tool again


    select another tool


    press <Esc>

You can edit panels for the current load group or load case by selecting the Panels tool in the Non-Structural group on the Spreadsheet ribbon tab.