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by: Carolyn Kuhn


Carolyn Kuhn
Texas A&M
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Carolyn Kuhn on Wednesday October 21, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CVEN 444 at Texas A&M University taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see /class/226127/cven-444-texas-a-m-university in Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University.

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Date Created: 10/21/15
Texas AampM University Department of Civil Engineerin Adapted from Dr Mary Bet7 Hueste s SAP 21700 Notes Jos Alberto Ortega jaclO48yahooocom CVEN 444 483 Fall 2002 NOTES ON ETABS 8 Creating the model Create a directory for models SAVE YOUR MODEL PERIODICALLY different names l Select units in the lower right hand corner note units can be changed intermediately Vl ndow arrangements OPTIONS WINDOWS Be familiar with VIEW SET BUILDING VIEW OPTIONS 0 Object Fill E rus on Object Edge Area Local Axes Apply to All Windows SIMILAR STORIES function De ning Section Geometries amp Materials DEFINE MATERIALS DEFINE FRAME SECTIONS DEFINE FRAME SECTIONS Drawing Members Columns DRAW DRAW LINE OBJECTS CREATE COLUMNS o Create columns by clicking on joint or by selectan box Rotate columns ASSIGN FRAMELINE LOCAL AXES o Beams DRAW DRAW LINE OBJECTS CREATE LINES IN REGION 0 Create beams by clicking between joints or by selection box Loads De ne static load case names SelfWeight multiplier included once if needed 0 Load combinations DEFINE LOAD COMBINATIONS 0 Combos ADD VS Envelopes ENVE Assign frame static loads Highlight members that you are assigning loads to then ASSIGN FRAME STATIC LOADS Gravity VS Local VS Global Options ADD REPLACE DELEI39E 00 Changing Section Geometries amp Materials To change member properties highlight members and use ASSIGN MENU To make sure that changes were made use VIEW 7 SET BUILDING VIEW OPTIONS Support Conditions 0 Highlight supporting joints then go to ASSIGN JOINT RESTRAINTS Incorporate member releases if needed in the model eg truss systems Cool Stuff 0 Similar Stories capability Press Shift Double Click Lei Mouse in box for calculator function Type ft in and other units in boxes and avoid changing the unis of the model


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