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Data Generation Wizard : Pitched Portal

The information supplied on this page provides a description of a pitched portal frame, 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

The width of the structure is defined by the number of bays of equal bay width.

Eaves & Eaves-ridge Height

Specify the height from ground to the eaves and the height from the eaves to the ridge.

Frame Spacing, Number of Frames

The length of the structure is defined by the number of frames of equal frame spacing.

Column, Rafter & Beams

Opens the Section Wizard to allow the column, rafter and beam section to be selected. This is marked as unspecified until a section is assigned when the actual section will be displayed.

Include Supports

Encastre supports are created at the base of the columns. By default no restraints are applied to the model.

Include Self Weight

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