Structural Modelling Contents

Structural Modelling Overview

Techniques for member creation and loading are described in this section. Also described here are those other modelling related functions contained on the “Member” pulldown. Additional modelling related topics can be found in the preceding Graphic Editor Basics section.
Foundation members (Pad Bases, Pile Caps, Strip Footing etc.) are described elsewhere - see Foundation Modelling and Design.

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