To specify member rotation
To specify the rotation angle of a member about its longitudinal axis (i.e., beta angle), do the following.
The beta angle sets the rotation of the member about its local x-axis (longitudinal axis). The default orientation of a member is with the local y-axis parallel to the Global Y axis.
- Select the members which all have the same rotation angles.
Member ribbon tab, select the
Rotate member cross section drop-down tool in
Select one of the rotation tools from the drop-down list.
Tool Description Reset Rotation Rotate 90° Rotate 180° Rotate 270° Custom rotation
- If you select the Custom rotation tool, type a Rotation angle (in degrees) and click OK.