Definition of Frame 


Select the structural frame type (braced/unbraced) with respect to the global X and Ydirections. Select the autocalculation option for the effective buckling length factors for column members. 



From the Main Menu select Design > Common Parameter > Definition of Frame. 


The following dialog box is used to enter the data:
Definition of FrameDefine the type of structural frame. XDirection of Frame YDirection Frame
Auto Calculate Effective Length FactorsSelect if the effective buckling length factors are to be automatically calculated. Note. Auto calculation procedure for effective length factor
Design Type 3D: Calculate the forces for and design all the members. XZ Plane: Calculate the forces for and design all the members parallel with XZ Plane. YZ Plane: Calculate the forces for and design all the members parallel with YZ Plane. XY Plane: Calculate the forces for and design all the members parallel with XY Plane.
: Enter the selection and close the dialog box. : Do not enter the selection and close the dialog box. 
