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ADAPTBuilder

ToolbarDescriptions
UpdatedJanuary12,2016

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MainToolbar

Description:
TheMainToolbariswherethetypicalfunctionsthatareinmostprogramssuchasNew,Open,Save,Cut,Copy,
Paste,Undo,Redo,andPrintcanbefound.

Tools: PullDownMenu
NewCreatesanewdocument. FileNew

OpenOpensanexistingdocument. FileOpen

SaveSavestheactivedocument. FileSave

CutCutstheselectionandputsitontheclipboard. EditCut

CopyCopiestheselectionandputsitontheclipboard. EditCopy

PastePastesthemostrecentclipboardcontent. EditPaste

UndoUndoesthelastactionperformed. EditUndoLastAction

RedoRedoesthepreviouslyundoneaction. EditRedoAction

PrintPrintstheactivedocumentwiththetitleblockdefinedinPageSetup. FilePrint

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SettingsToolbar


Description:
TheSettingsToolbariswheretheusercanmanagethesettingsforlayers,lines,andcolors.

Tools: PullDownMenu
LayersSettingFreeze,thaw,turnon,andturnoffspecificlayers. SettingsDrawingLayers

LineStyleSettingLetstheuserpickbetweendifferentlinestyles. SettingsDrawingLineStyle

ColorsSettingSetsthecolorforviewportobjectsandthebackground. SettingsDrawingColor

DisplayWCSTogglesthedisplayoftheWCSaxisinthemodelspace. ViewDisplayWCS



SelectionToolbar


Description:
TheSelectionToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsforselectingandmodifyingaselection.

Tools: PullDownMenu
HintModeDisplaysanitemslabel,layer,andlinestyle.

WindowSelection/PickModeSelectstheitemslocatedwithinthe
drawnwindow. ToolsSelec onWindowSelec on

LassoSelectionSelectstheitemslocatedwithinthedrawnlasso. ToolsSelectionLassoSelec on

PathSelectionSelectstheitemslocatedalongthepath. ToolsSelec onPathSelec on

SelectbyLayerSelectstheitemsonagivenlayer. ToolsSelec onSelectbyLayer

SelectbyTypeSelectsitemsofagiventype. ToolsSelec onSelectbyType

SelectAllSelectsallofthevisibleitems. ToolsSelec onSelectAll

MoveSelectionMovestheselecteditems. ToolsSelec onMovewhenSelected



MoveSelectedPointMovestheselectedpoints. ToolsSelec onMoveSelectedPoint

DeletePointDeleteaspecifiedpointontheselecteditem. ToolsAdd/RemovePointsDeletePoint

InsertPointInsertapointontheselecteditem. ToolsAdd/RemovePointsInsertPoint

ItemsPropertiesOpensaselecteditemspropertiesbox. ToolsSelec onItemsProper es



GroupSelectionGroupstheselecteditems. ToolsBlocksGroup

ExplodeBlockExplodestheselectedblock. ToolsBlocksExplode

CameraandViewportsMiniToolbar


Description:
TheCameraandViewportsMiniToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolstocontrolhowthecurrentprojectis
displayedintheviewport(s).

Tools: PullDownMenu
RedrawRedrawsthedisplay. ViewRedraw

TopViewDisplaystheprojectfromatopperspective. ViewViewOrienta onTopView

LeftViewDisplaystheprojectfromaleftperspective. ViewViewOrienta onLe View

FrontViewDisplaystheprojectfromafrontperspective. ViewViewOrienta onFrontView

TopFrontRightViewDisplaystheprojectfromatopfrontright
perspective. ViewViewOrienta onObliqueFront

TopandBackSideViewDisplaysthetopandbacksideoftheproject.

RotateViewRotatestheview. ViewViewOrienta onRotateView

ZoomWindowEnlargestheitemintheselectedwindow. ViewZoomWindow

ZoomExtentsEnlargestotheextentsofthedrawnproject. ViewZoomExtents

ZoomInEnlargestheviewofaselectedpoint. ViewZoomIn

ZoomOutReducestheviewfromaselectedpoint. ViewZoomOut

DynamicZoomEnlargesorreducestheviewfromaselectedpoint. ViewZoomDynamic

DynamicPanPansthedisplayusingthemouse. ViewPan

UndoZoom/PanReturnstheviewbacktothepreviousview. ViewUndoLastAc on

RedoZoom/PanRedoesthepreviousundonezoomorpan. ViewRedoAc on

SingleViewportDisplaysthemodelinoneviewport. ViewViewportOneViewport

TwoVerticalViewportsDisplaysthemodelintwoverticalviewports. ViewViewportTwoVer calViewports

SelectiveViewingToolbar


Description:
TheSelectiveViewingToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsforcontrollingtheviewofobjectsintheviewport.

Tools: PullDownMenu
DisplayItemsbyTypeDisplaystheitemsofa
selectedtypeonly. ViewSelect/DeselectViewbyTypeDisplayItemsbyType

DisplayAllItemsDisplaysallitems. ViewSelect/DeselectViewbyTypeDisplayItemsbyType

DisplayLabelsonSelectionDisplaysthelabelsofthe
currentselection. ViewSelect/DeselectLabelDisplayLabelonSelection

Display/HideLabelsTogglesthedisplayoflabelsfor ViewSelect/DeselectLabelDisplayAllLabels
allobjectsvisibleintheviewport. ViewSelect/DeselectLabelDisplayNoLabels

DrawMiniToolbar

Description:
TheDrawMiniToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolswhichallowstheusertodrawpoints,lines,anddifferent
shapes.

Tools: PullDownMenu
ContinueModeContinuestheoperation. DrawContinuousMode

CreatePointCreatesapoint. DrawCreatePoint

CreateLineCreatesaline. DrawCreateLine

CreatePolylineCreatesapolyline. DrawCreatePolyline

CreatePolygonCreatesapolygon. DrawCreatePolygon

Circle:Center,RadiusCreatesacirclebyspecifyingcenterandradius. DrawCircle:Center,Radius

SnapToolbar

Description:
TheSnapToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolswhichchangethebehaviorofsnapping.

Tools: PullDownMenu
SnaptoEndpointSnapstotheclosestendpoint. ToolsSnapSnaptoEndpoint

SnaptoMidpointSnapstoanitemsmidpoint. ToolsSnapSnaptoMidpoint

SnaptoCenterSnapstothecenterofaradialitem. ToolsSnapSnaptoCenter

SnaptoIntersectionSnapstotheclosestpointofintersection. ToolsSnapSnaptoIntersec on

SnaptoPerpendicularSnapstotheperpendicularpointontheitem
thatiscurrentlyunderthecursor. ToolsSnapSnaptoPerpendicular

SnaptoNearestSnapstothenearestpositionoftheconsidereditem. ToolsSnapSnaptoNearest

SnaptoGridSnapstotheclosestpointonthegrid. ToolsSnapSnaptoGrid

GridSettingsOpensthegridsettingsdialogbox. SettingsEnvironmentGrids

SnapSettingsOpensthesnapsettingsdialogbox. ToolsSnapSe ngs

SnaptoVerticesofComponentsEnablessnappingtotheverticesof
structuralcomponents. ToolsSnapVer ces

SnapOrthogonalTogglesorthomodewhichkeepsitemshorizontal/vertical. ToolsSnapSnapOrthogonal

Copy/MoveToolbar


Description:
TheCopy/MoveToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolstocopyandmoveitemsintheviewport.

Tools: PullDownMenu
GraphicalTranslationCopiesormovesanentityintheXYplane. ModifyCopy/MoveTransla oninthePlaneXY

GraphicalRotationRotatesanentityaboutaspecifiedpointin
theXYplane. ModifyCopy/MoveRota oninthePlaneXY

TransformationbyCoordinatesMoves,copies,and/orrotatesan
entityusingcoordinate/angleinput. ModifyCopy/MoveAllTransforma onsinPlane

LayerTranslationCopiesormovestheselecteditem(s)fromone
drawinglayertoanother. ModifyCopy/MoveLayerTranslation

CameraandViewportsToolbar


Description:
TheCameraandViewportsToolbarcontainsseveraltoolsinadditiontothosefoundontheCameraand
ViewportsMiniToolbarwhichallowcontroloverhowthecurrentprojectisdisplayedintheviewport(s).

Tools: PullDownMenu
wn RedrawRedrawsthedisplay. ViewRedraw

TopViewDisplaystheprojectfromatopperspective. ViewViewOrienta onTopView

BottomViewDisplaystheprojectfromabottomperspective. ViewViewOrienta onBo omView

LeftViewDisplaystheprojectfromaleftperspective. ViewViewOrienta onLe View

RightViewDisplaystheprojectfromarightperspective. ViewViewOrienta onRightView

FrontViewDisplaystheprojectfromafrontperspective. ViewViewOrienta onFrontView

BackViewDisplaystheprojectfromabackperspective. ViewViewOrienta onBackView

TopRightViewDisplaystheprojectfromatoprightperspective. ViewViewOrienta onObliqueRight

TopLeftViewDisplaystheprojectfromatopleftperspective. ViewViewOrienta onObliqueLe

TopFrontRightViewDisplaystheprojectfromatopfrontright
perspective. ViewViewOrienta onObliqueFront

RotateViewRotatestheview. ViewViewOrienta onRotateView

ZoomWindowEnlargestheitemintheselectedwindow. ViewZoomWindow

ZoomExtentsEnlargestotheextentsofthedrawnproject. ViewZoomExtents

ZoomInEnlargestheviewofaselectedpoint. ViewZoomIn

ZoomOutReducestheviewfromaselectedpoint. ViewZoomOut

DynamicZoomEnlargesorreducestheviewfromaselectedpoint. ViewZoomDynamic

DynamicPanPansthedisplayusingthemouse. ViewPan

UndoZoom/PanReturnstheviewbacktothepreviousview. ViewUndoLastAc on

RedoZoom/PanRedoesthepreviousundonezoomorpan. ViewRedoAc on
DrawToolbar


Description:
TheDrawToolbarcontainsseveraltoolsinadditiontotheDrawMiniToolbarthatallowstheusertodrawpoints,
lines,anddifferentshapes.

Tools: PullDownMenu
ContinueModeContinuestheoperation. DrawCon nuousMode

CreatePointCreatesapoint. DrawCreatePoint

CreateLineCreatesaline. DrawCreateLine

CreatePolylineCreatesapolyline. DrawCreatePolyline

CreatePolygonCreatesapolygon. DrawCreatePolygon

Polygon:Vertices,Center,RadiusCreatesapolygonbyspecifyingthe
numberofvertices,center,andradius. DrawPolygon:Ver ces,Center,Radius

Polygon:Vertices,StartEdge,EndEdgeCreatesapolygonbyspecifying
thenumberofverticesandaside. DrawPolygon:Vertices,StartEdge,EndEdge

Polygon:Vertices,DiameterCreatesapolygonbyspecifyingthenumber
ofverticesanddiameter. DrawPolygon:Ver ces,Diameter

Circle:ThreePointsCreatesacirclebyspecifyingthreepoints. DrawCircle:ThreePoints

Circle:DiameterCreatesacirclebyspecifyingdiameter. DrawCircle:Diameter

Circle:Center,RadiusCreatesacirclebyspecifyingcenterandradius. DrawCircle:Center,Radius

Arc:ThreePointsCreatesanarcbyspecifyingthreepoints. DrawArc:ThreePoints

Arc:Radius,AngleCreatesanarcbyspecifyingradiusandangle. DrawArc:Radius,Angle

Arc:Start,Center,EndCreatesanarcbyspecifyingstarting,centerand
endpoints. DrawArc:Start,Center,End

Arc:Start,End,RadiusCreatesanarchbyspecifyingthestart,end,and
radius. DrawArc:Start,End,Radius

Arc:Radius,ChordCreatesanarcbyspecifyingradiusandchord. DrawArc:Radius,Chord

WriteText,SelectPositionCreatestextbyenteringtext,specifying
startingpoint,heightanddirection. DrawWriteText,SelectPosi on

SelectPosition,WriteTextCreatestextbyspecifyingstartingpoint,

heightanddirection,thenenteringtext. DrawSelectPosition,WriteText

CreateDimensionLineCreatesadimensionlinewithitstwoattachment
pointsandposition. DrawCreateDimensionLine

ViewportToolbar

Description:
TheViewportToolbarcontainsseveraltoolsthatchangethenumberandlayoutoftheviewport(s).

Tools: PullDownMenu
SingleViewportDisplaysthemodelinoneviewport. ViewViewportOneViewport

TwoVerticalViewportsDisplaysthemodelintwoverticalviewports. ViewViewportTwoVerticalViewports

TwoHorizontalViewportsDisplaysthemodelintwohorizontal
viewports. ViewViewportTwoHorizontalViewports

ThreeVerticalViewportsDisplaysthemodelinthreeverticalviewports. ViewViewportThreeVer calViewports

ThreeHorizontalViewportsDisplaysthemodelinthreehorizontal
viewports. ViewViewportThreeHorizontalViewports

FourEqualViewportsDisplaysthemodelinfourequalsizedviewports. ViewViewportFourViewports

FourHorizontalViewportsDisplaysthemodelinfourhorizontal
viewports. ViewViewportFourHorizontalViewports

UserCoordinateSystemToolbar


Description:
TheUserCoordinateSystemToolbarcontainsseveraltoolsforsettingupauserdefinedcoordinatesystem.

Tools: PullDownMenu
WorldCoordinateSystemTransformsUserCoordinateSystem(UCS)
toWorldCoordinateSystem(WCS). ToolsUCSWorldCoordinateSystem

UCSatLastPointPositionsUserCoordinateSystem(UCS)atthelast
pointentered. ToolsUCSUCSLastPoint

UCSatEndpointofLastLinePositionsUserCoordinateSystem(UCS)
atthelastlinesegmententered. ToolsUCSUCSLastLineSegment

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UCS:5PointsDefinesUserCoordinateSystem(UCS)by:origin,Xstart,
Xend,Ystart,Yend. ToolsUCSUCS5Points

UCS:3PointsDefinesUserCoordinateSystem(UCS)by:origin,Xend,
Yend. ToolsUCSUCS3Points

ScalingToolbar

Description:
TheScalingToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolstomodifythescaleofitemsintheviewport.

Tools: PullDownMenu
DecreaseScaleFactorDecreasesthescalefactorinthechosencoordinatedirection.

ResetScaleFactorResetsthescalefactortodefaultforthechosencoordinatedirection.

IncreaseScaleFactorIncreasesthescalefactorinthechosencoordinatedirection.

ModifytheXDirectionDistortioninXdirection.

ModifytheYDirectionDistortioninYdirection.

ModifytheZDirectionDistortioninZdirection.

Modify/SelectionToolbar


Description:
TheModify/SelectionToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolstomodifyandviewcomponentsintheviewport.

Tools: PullDownMenu
ModifyItemPropertiesModifythepropertiesofseveralitems. ModifyModifyItemProper es

DisplayAllDisplaysalltheitemsthatwerevisibleonthescreenprior
tohavingusedDisplaySelectionorHideSelection.

DisplaySelectionKeepstheitemsselecteddisplayedwhilehiding
thoseobjectsnotselected.

HideSelectionHidestheitemsselectedandkeepsdisplayedthose
objectsnotselected.

CreateaCutatSpecifiedLocationCreateacutataspecifiedlocation.

StructuralComponent/AidsDisplayToolbar


Description:
TheStructuralComponent/AidsDisplayToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolstomodifyandviewcomponents
intheviewport.

Tools: PullDownMenu
DisplaySlabRegionTogglesthedisplayofSlabRegionson/off. ViewViewStructuralEn esSlabRegion

DisplayColumnTogglesthedisplayofColumnson/off. ViewViewStructuralEn esColumn

DisplayWallTogglesthedisplayofWallson/off. ViewViewStructuralEntitiesWall

DisplayBeamTogglesthedisplayofBeamson/off. ViewViewStructuralEn esBeam

DisplayOpeningTogglesthedisplayofOpeningson/off. ViewViewStructuralEn esOpening

DisplayDropCap/PanelTogglesthedisplayofDropCaps/Panels
on/off. ViewViewStructuralEn esDropCap/Panel

DisplaySupportLineTogglesthedisplayofSupportLineson/off. ViewViewStructuralEn esSupportLine

DisplaySplitterTogglesthedisplayofSplitterson/off. ViewViewStructuralEn esSpli er

DisplayPointSupportsShowspointswithspecifiedzerovertical
displacement. ViewViewStructuralEn esPointSupport

DisplayGridlineTogglesthedisplayofGridlineson/off. ViewViewStructuralEn esGridline

ReportPlansToolbar


Description:
TheReportPlansToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsfordisplayingdifferentplansofthemodel.

Tools: PullDownMenu
ProjectTitleOpenstheprojecttitledialogbox. ReportsSingleDefaultReports
Report/ProjectTitle

StructuralPlanCreatesaplanviewcontainingallstructural ReportsSingleDefaultReportsGraphical
componentsofthemodel. PlanGeometry


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XDirectionSupportLinesCreatesaplanofSupportLinesand ReportsSingleDefaultReportsGraphical
theirspansintheXdirection. DesignPlansSupportLinesXdirection

YDirectionSupportLinesCreatesaplanofSupportLinesand ReportsSingleDefaultReportsGraphical
theirSpansintheYdirection. DesignPlansSupportLinesYdirection

DesignStripXDirectionCreatesaplanviewshowingDesign ReportsSingleDefaultReportsGraphical
StripsintheXdirection. DesignPlansDesignStripsXdirection

DesignStripYDirectionCreatesaplanviewshowingDesign ReportsSingleDefaultReportsGraphical
StripsintheYdirection. DesignPlansDesignStripsYdirection

DeadLoadingPlanCreatesaplanviewshowingthelocationand ReportsSingleDefaultReportsGraphical
magnitudesofdeadloads. LoadingDeadLoad

LiveLoadingPlanCreatesaplanviewshowingthelocationand ReportsSingleDefaultReportsGraphical
magnitudesofliveloads. LoadingLiveLoad

ReportCoverCreatesaprojectcover,showingtheprojectstitles. ReportsSingleDefaultReportsReportCover

BuildToolbar


Description:
TheBuildToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsforcreatingstructuralcomponents.

Tools: PullDownMenu
CreateSlabRegionCreatesaslabregion. BuildStructuralComponentsSlabRegion

CreateColumnCreatesaColumn. BuildStructuralComponentsColumn

CreateWallCreatesaWall. BuildStructuralComponentsWall

CreateBeamCreatesaBeam. BuildStructuralComponentsBeam

CreateOpeningCreatesanOpening. BuildStructuralComponentsOpening

CreateDropCap/PanelCreatesaDropCap/Panel. BuildStructuralComponentsDropCap/Panel

ShowRebarToolbarDisplaysadropdownmenuwithoptionsfor BuildRebar
creatingrebar.(SeeReinforcementToolbar).

LevelAssignmentOpensthelevelassignmentdialogboxwhere BuildConstructionAidsLevelAssignment
theusercanadd,edit,anddeletethedifferentplanes
inamodel.

Copy/MoveVerticalCopiesormovesanentityintheZdirection. ModifyCopy/MoveCopy/MoveVertical


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LoadingToolbar


Description:
TheLoadingToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsforaddingloadsandloadcasestoamodel.

Tools: PullDownMenu
PointLoadCreateauserdefinedpointloadormoment. LoadingAddLoadPointLoad

LineLoadGeneratesauserdefinedlineload. LoadingAddLoadLineLoad

PatchLoadGeneratesauserdefinedareaload. LoadingAddLoadPatchLoad

PatchLoadWizardGeneratesanarealoadonanentitywiththe LoadingAddLoadPatchLoadWizard
aidofawizard.

LineLoadWizardGeneratesalineloadonanentitywiththeaid LoadingAddLoadLineLoadWizard
ofawizard.

LoadCasesOpenstheloadcasedialogboxwheretheusercan LoadingAddLoadLoadCaseLibrary
add,edit,anddeleteloadcases.

DisplayLoadsDisplaysallpreviouslygeneratedloads. ViewViewStructuralEntitiesLoad

GenerateLateralPointLoadsGenerateslateralpointloadswith LoadingAddLoadLateralLoadWizard
theaidofawizard.

WindLoadWizardOpensadialogboxwheretheusercanadd LoadingAddLoadWindLoadWizard
andeditwindloading.

SeismicLoadWizardOpensadialogboxwheretheusercanadd LoadingAddLoadSeismicLoadWizard
andeditseismicloading.

FIXProgramgeneratedloads

TransformtoStructuralComponentToolbar


Description:
TheTransformtoStructuralComponentToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsfortransformingpolygonsinto
structuralcomponents.

Tools: PullDownMenu
TransformPolygonTransformslinesdrawnseparatelyintopolygons. BuildTransformDrawingEn esTransform
LinesintoPolygons


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TransformSlabRegionTransformsapolygonintoaSlabRegion. BuildTransformDrawingEntitiesTransform
entityintoSlabRegion

TransformColumnTransformsapolygonintoaColumn. BuildTransformDrawingEn esTransform


entityintoColumn

TransformWallTransformsapolygonintoaWall. BuildTransformDrawingEn esTransform


entityintoWall

TransformintoSeveralWallsTransformsapolygonintoseveral BuildTransformDrawingEn esTransform


Walls. entityintoseveralWalls

TransformDropCap/PanelTransformsapolygonintoaDrop BuildTransformDrawingEn esTransform


Cap/Panel. entityintoDropCap/Panel

TransformBeamTransformsapolygonintoaBeam. BuildTransformDrawingEn esTransform


entityintoBeam

TransformOpeningTransformsapolygonintoanOpening. BuildTransformDrawingEn esTransform


entityintoOpening

ViewToolbar


Description:
TheViewToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsforchangingwhatpartsofamodelaredisplayedandhowthey
aredisplayed.

Tools: PullDownMenu
Select/SetViewItemsSetsthedisplayofprojectitemsonthe
screen.

GotoDefaultDisplayGoestothedefaultdisplay.Thedefault
canbesetintheSelect/SetViewItemswindow.

GroupLibraryOpensthegroupdialogboxwheregroupscanbe SettingsGrouping
addedormodified.

ResultDisplaySettingsControlsthegraphicalsettingsfor
displayingtheresults.

ViewModelOpenstheADAPTSolidModelingViewer.

RenderDesignStripRenderstheDesignStrips.

WireFrameViewsthesceneinwireframe.


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HiddenLinesViewsthescenewithhiddenlinesremoved.

SolidFillViewsthescenewithcomponentsfilled.

Model/DesignStripsToolbar


Description:
TheModel/DesignStripsToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsforcontrollingthedesignstripsofthemodel.

Tools: PullDownMenu
GenerateDesignStripsCalculatesDesignStripsforthegivenproject. StripsGenerateDesignStripsforStripMethod

DiscardStripsModeledDiscardsthestripsmodeled. StripsDiscardDesignStripsGenerated

DisplayStripXTogglesthedisplayofDesignStripsintheXdirection. StripsDisplaysStripsinXdirection

DisplayStripYTogglesthedisplayofDesignStripsintheYdirection. StripsDisplaysStripsinYdirection

ModelingToolbar

Description:
TheModelingToolbarcanbeusedtocreatesupportlines,splitters,componentconnectivity,andcomponent
alignment.

Tools: PullDownMenu
CreateSupportLineGeneratesaSupportLine. StripsCreateSupportLines

SupportLineWizardGeneratesaSupportLinewiththeaidofa StripsSupportLinesWizard
wizard.
CreateSplitterGeneratesaSplitter. StripsCreateSpli ers

CreateStripMethodLoadTransferCreatestripmethodload StripsInsertStripMethodLoadTransfer
transfer.
ConnectDropCapstoColumnsLinksDropCapstoColumnsfor BuildPreprocessingEstablishComponent
analysis. ConnectivityFIX

ConnectSupportLinestoColumnsandWallsBringsSupportLines BuildPreprocessingEstablishComponent
toColumnsandWalls. ConnectivityFIX

ConnectBeamstoColumnsandWallsBringsBeamstoColumns BuildPreprocessingConnectBeamsto
andWalls. ColumnsandWalls

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ExtendSupportLinestoSlabBoundariesExtendstheendpoints BuildPreprocessingEstablishComponent
ofSupportLinestotheedgeofSlabRegions. ConnectivityFIX

AlignStructuralcomponentsLinesupstructuralcomponents. BuildPreprocessingAlignStructural
Components

GridlineToolbar

Description:
TheGridlineToolbarcanbeusedtoestablishgridlinesforamodel.

Tools: PullDownMenu
GridlineWizardDrawsgridlinesbywizard. BuildConstruc onAidsGridlineWizard

DrawsuserdefinedgridlinesDrawsuserdefinedgridlines. BuildConstruc onAidsGridlineUserDefined

FEMDisplayToolbar

Description:
TheFEMDisplayToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsfortogglingthedisplayofFEMitems.

Tools: PullDownMenu
DisplayNodesShowsalltheanalysisnodesofthestructuralmodel. ViewViewFiniteElementsDiscre za on
Node

DisplayFrameElementsShowsalltheBeamandColumnelements ViewViewFiniteElementsDiscre za on
ofthestructuralmodel. Frame

DisplayShellElementsShowsalltheelementsoftheSlabRegions ViewViewFiniteElementsDiscre za on
andWallsofthestructuralmodel. Shell

DisplayExcludersShowsSlabExcluders.

DisplayPointSupportsShowspointswithspecifiedzerovertical ViewViewFiniteElementsSupportPoint
displacement. Support

DisplayLineSupportsShowslineswithspecifiedzerovertical ViewViewFiniteElementsSupportLine
displacement. Support

DisplaySpringsShowsthelocationsatwhichtheSlabissupported ViewViewFiniteElementsSpringPoint
onsprings. Spring


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DisplayLineSpringsShowsthelinesalongwhichtheSlabis ViewViewFiniteElementsSpringLineSpring
supportedonsprings.

DisplayAreaSprings/SoilSupportsShowstheareaswheretheSlab ViewViewFiniteElementsSpringPoint
issupportedonsprings/soilsupports. Spring

FEMSupportsandSpringsCreationToolbar


Description:
TheFEMSupportsandSpringsCreationToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsforcreatingsupportsandsprings.

Tools: PullDownMenu
AddPointSupportAddsapointsupportthatpreventsvertical BuildSupportPointSupport
displacement.

AddLineSupportAddsalinesupportthatpreventsvertical BuildSupportLineSupport
displacement.

AddPointSpringAddspointspringsupportstothespecifiedSlab BuildSpringPointSpring
Region.

AddLineSpringAddslinespringsupportstothespecifiedSlab BuildSpringLineSpring
Region.

AddAreaSpring/SoilSupportAddsareaspring/soilsupportsto BuildSpringAreaSpring
thespecifiedSlabRegion.

FEMProcessToolbar


Description:
TheFEMProcessToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsforperformingcommonFEMprocesses.

Tools: PullDownMenu
AutomaticMeshGenerationFacilitatesmodificationsofmesh FEMAutoma cMeshGenera on
size,preprocessing,andconnectivityoptions.

ExcludeMeshingDrawsapolygonovertheSlabRegiontobe
excludedfromautomaticmeshgeneration.

ManualMeshGenerationAllowstheusertogenerateamanual FEMManualMeshGenera on


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meshforSlabelements.

EraseMeshErasesthemesh. FEMClearMesh

AnalyzeStructurePerformsFEManalysisofthestructure. FEMAnalyzeStructure

GenerateDesignSectionsAutomaticallyCutsthetributaryregion FEMGenerateDesignSec onsAutoma cally


automaticallyintodesignsections.

DesigntheDesignSectionsCalculatesreinforcementforcut FEMDesigntheDesignSec on(s)Design


sections.

ViewAnalysisResultsOpenstheviewerfordisplayingtheFEM FEMViewAnalysisResults
results.

ViewDesignSummaryLinkstoresultssummary. FEMViewDesignSummary

SupportLineResults/ScaleToolbar


Description:
TheSupportLineResults/ScaleToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsforcontrollingthegraphicaldisplayof
results.

Tools:
DisplayGraphicallyShowstheresultsoftheSupportLineidentifiedbytheuser.

DisplayDesignSectionsShowsthedesignsectionscreatedautomaticallybytheprogramalongtheactivesupportlines.

ScaleDownValuesReducestheordinateoftheresults.

DefaultScaleValuesShowstheresultswithdefaultordinates.

ScaleUpValuesIncreasestheordinateoftheresults.

PerpendicularProjectionProjectstheresultsontotheSlaborthenormaldirection.

NumericalDisplayDisplaysthevaluesoftheselectedresults.

DisplayMax/MinValuesShowsthemaximumandminimumvaluesoftheselectedresults.

ResultDisplaySettingsControlsthegraphicalsettingsfordisplayingtheresults.

DisplayPunchingShearDesignOutcomeDisplaystheColumnswhichfailedthepunchingshearcheck.



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ReinforcementToolbar


Description:
TheReinforcementToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsforthecreationanddisplayofreinforcement.

Tools: PullDownMenu
GenerateRebarDrawingGeneratesarebardrawing. FEMGenerateRebarDrawing

OpenRebarDisplayOptionsOpensthedialogboxwheretheuser
canchangethedisplayoptionsforrebar.

Display/HideRebarTogglesthedisplayofrebar.

CreateBandedRebarCreatesbandedrebarbyspecifyingtwo BuildRebarBandedRebar
points.

CreateDistributedRebarCreatesdistributedrebarbyspecifying BuildRebarDistributedRebar
therebarlocationandrange.

CreateMeshReinforcementCreatesameshreinforcement. BuildRebarMeshReinforcement

MeshReinforcementWizardGeneratesameshreinforcement BuildRebarMeshReinforcementWizard
overregionsselectedwiththeaidofawizard.

BeamRebarSpecifyminimumbarsusedinbeams. BuildRebarBeamRebar

ContourToolbar


Description:
TheContourToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsforcontrollingthedisplayofcontours.

Tools: PullDownMenu
Display/HideContourTogglethedisplayofcontourlines. FEMLineContourDisplay/HideContour

IncreaseNumberofDisplayedContourLinesIncreasesthe FEMLineContourIncreaseNumberof
numberofdisplayedcontourlines. DisplayedContourLines

ReducetheNumberofDisplayedContourLinesReducesthe FEMLineContourReduceNumberof
numberofdisplayedcontourlines. DisplayedContourLines

Display/HideTextShownonContourLinesTogglethedisplayof FEMLineContourDisplay/HideTextShown
textshownoncontourlines. onContourLines


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FIXIncreasewarpingscale.

FIXDecreasewarpingscale.

FIXTogglesthedisplayofcontourwarping.

FIXTogglesthedisplayofthedeformedstructure.

FIXIncreasesthescaleofthedeformedstructure.

FIXDecreasesthescaleofthedeformedstructure.

ResultDisplaySettingsControlsthegraphicalsettingsfor
displayingtheresults.

RebarDraft/Plot/Detail/ReportToolbar


Description:
TheRebarDraft/Plot/Detail/ReportToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsfordrafting,plotting,detailing,and
reportingtherebarinthemodel.

Tools: PullDownMenu
PrepareforDWGPreparesthereinforcementforexportingto
DWG.

RebarPlotSettingConfigureplot/printsettingsforrebar. SettingsPlot/Prin ngSe ngs

InsertPrepreparedDetailsInsertsprepreparedreinforcement
details.

ReportRebarListReportstherebarIDs,lengths,sizes,and ReportsSingleDefaultReportsTabular
quantitiesusedinthemodel. RebarRebarList

ReportRebarLegendsCreatesalegendthatreportsthelengths ReportsSingleDefaultReportsTabular
andsizesofrebarinmodel. RebarRebarLegend

ReportRebarQuantityandCostReportsthequantityandcostof ReportsSingleDefaultReportsTabular
rebar. RebarRebarTotals

RebarSummaryGivesaquicksummaryofsizes,lengths,and
quantitiesofrebarused.


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TendonToolbar

Description:
TheTendonToolbarcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsforthecreationanddisplayoftendons.

Tools: PullDownMenu
CreateTendonCreatesasingletendoninthestructure. BuildTendonCreateTendon

DisplayTendonTogglesthedisplayoftendonsinthestructural ViewViewStructuralEn esTendon


model.

MapDistributedTendonMultipliesaselectedtendonovera BuildTendonMapTendonDistributed
userdefinedregion.

MapBandedTendonGeneratesagroupofbandedtendonsalong BuildTendonMapBandedTendon
aSupportLine.

DisplayTendonElevationDisplaytheelevationoftendons.

ShowCGSValuesfromBottomShowstheCGSvaluesmeasured
fromthebottom.

TendonIntersectionDetectorDetectstheintersectionoftwoor
moretendonsinthestructure.

Show/HideRadiusofCurvatureTogglesthedisplayofradiusof
curvature.

Trim/ExtendTendonTrimandextendtendonstotheedgeofslabs
andopenings.

Fabrication(Installation)


Description:
TheFabrication(Installation)barcontainsseveraldifferenttoolsfordevelopingtendonreportsincluding
quantities,elongations,andspacing.

Tools: PullDownMenu
TendonDisplayManagerAllowstheusertodisplaycertain
informationabouttendonsgraphically.

FrictionandElongationCalculationCalculatesthefrictionand
elongationoftheselectedtendon(s).


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DisplayTendonsChairHeightDisplaysthechairheightfortendons.

TendonSpacingToolCreatesdimensionlinesbetweentheselected
tendons.

TabularReportsGeneratesdifferentreportsregardingthemodel. ReportsSingleDefaultReportsTabular

QuantitiesGeneratesareportthatincludesmaterialquantitiesand ReportsSingleDefaultReportsTabular
cost. QuantityandCost

StoryMgr.Toolbar

Description:
TheStoryMgr.Toolbarcontainsseveraltoolsformoving,copying,andactivatingthedifferentstoriesofamodel.

Tools: PullDownMenu
CopyReferencePlanesDuplicatesandoffsetsthecurrentlyactive
planevertically.

Copy/MoveVerticalCopiesorMovesandentityintheZdirection. ModifyCopy/MoveCopy/MoveVer cal

LevelAssignmentLetstheuseradd,modify,anddeletelevels. BuildConstruc onAidsLevelAssignment

ActivelevelupMovestothenextlevelabovethecurrentone. ViewViewStructuralLevelsAc veleveldown

ActiveleveldownMovestothenextlevelbelowthecurrentone. ViewViewStructuralLevelsAc veleveldown

SinglelevelOnlyviewonelevelatatime. ViewViewStructuralLevelsOnlycurrentlevel

ViewFullStructureViewalllevels. ViewViewStructuralLevelsAlllevels

UserInformationBar

Description:
TheUserInformationBarisalargeyellowbarthatwillgivehelpfultips/directionswhileexecutingcommands.For
example,theabovedirectionsaredisplayedwhenyoustarttodrawaline.


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StatusBar

Description:
TheStatusBardisplaysusefulinformationtotheuserandislocatednearthebottomofthescreen.Onthefarleft,thestatus
barwilldisplaytooltipswhenthecursorisoverbuttonsintheprogramorwillreadReadywhentheprogramisreadyfor
commandsfromtheuser.ThetooltipsdisplayedontheStatusBararesimilartothosefoundinthisdocument.Movingtothe
right,thestatusbarwillinformtheuserofwhatloadcombinationwasusedtodevelopthecurrentrebardrawing,assuming
thereisone(e.g.RebarDisplay:Envelope).TotherightoftherebarstatusinformationtheStatusBarinformstheuserofwhat
unitsarecurrentlybeingdisplayedforResults.FollowingtheResultsportion,thecursorscurrentcoordinatesaredisplayed.
Totherightofthecoordinates,theStatusBarliststhecurrentLevelandLayerthatarebeingmodified.Tothefarright,thedate
andtimearedisplayed.


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