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Data Generation Wizard : Grid

The information supplied on this page provides a description of a grid, which is subsequently used to generate the structural model. The units of length are reported on the dialog, alongside a sketch of the structural form.



The user can choose to create analysis and/or design models with

  • Generate members
  • Generate elements

Bay Width, Number of Bays, Skew Angle

The plan layout is defined by the number of bays of equal bay width in each of the two directions, with the option of including a skew of the elements or members in the y direction.


Opens the Section Wizard to allow the section to be selected for the beams spanning in the x and y directions. This is marked as unspecified until a section is assigned when the actual section will be displayed.

Include Self Weight

A gravity load is set up in load case 1. By default no loading is applied to the model.

Generate Grid Planes

If this box is ticked, generate a grid plane at each level.