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ThedefaultdesigncodeisAISC-ASD89fordesignofsteelstructures.Toverifythe
selected design code, do the following:

1.Clickon Preferences...fromthe Optionsmenu.Thiswilllaunchthe
Preferencesdialog box.

2.InthedialogboxclickontheSteeltab.Youcanseethecurrentlyselectedsteel
designcode,defaultsectionpropertyfile,andsomeotheroptionsasshownbe-
low.

3.You do not need to change anything.

4.Click on the Cancelbutton to close the dialog box.

5.TomakesurethatSAP2000willdesignthesteelmembers,selectSteel Design
menu item from the Designmenu.

Wewillnowexaminememberstressratiosusingtherequirementsof
AISC/ASD89.

20 Displaying Member Forces

SAP2000 Quick Tutorial

1.Fromthe Designmenu,choose Start Design/Check of Structure.Color-
coded stress ratios are then displayed for each member.

Note: The stress ratios, by default, refer to the default design combinations DSTL1
which represent the dead load only and DSTL2 in which the unfactored dead and
live loads are added together.

2.Rightclickonanydesiredmember.Thiswillopenafloatingwindowshowing
thedetailedresultsofthedesigncheck,SteelStressCheckInformation,atvari-
ousstationsalongtheelementlength.Youcanseethedetailedsteelstress
checkinformationforastationandaspecificloadcombinationbyclickingon
the Detailsbutton. Click on OKto close the window.

SAP2000allowsyoutointeractivelychangethedesigncode,memberproperties,
etc. and re-run the design check.

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