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CHAPTER 5

5 Modifying, Deleting and Locking Supports

This chapter explains how to modify and delete supports, including selection mechanisms and the implications
of certain modifications.

5.1 Modifying a support

The created support may be modified the Support Editor form can be reopened
by clicking the Support button in Modify group from the SUPPORTS tab.

5.1.1 Methods of selecting the support to be modified

There are two methods of selecting the support to be modified:

• Make the support the Current Element and clicking on the Support button.

• Clicking on the Support button. The user will be prompted to ‘Pick support’ by graphical
selection.

These methods will display the same form that was used to create the support with all the appropriate
options. The principle of using this form is the same for Modifying as it was for Creating and the support.

Any changes made to the support via the modification form may be discarded by clicking the Cancel button
on the Support Editor form.

After clicking on the Cancel button, the user will get a


message to confirm if the modification should be
cancelled.

Clicking on Yes will cause the support to be


regenerated to its original configuration and any
modifications made to the model whilst modifying the
support will be reset and the Support Editor form will
be closed.

5.2 Support Modification

From the Model Explorer, select the previously created framework, A-FT09-1.

Click the Support button in the Modify group of the SUPPORT Tab.

From the reopened Support Editor form, select Set


Steelwork Template button in the Common group.

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The Set Steelwork Template will be


displayed.

Select a different Steel Size, 100 x 100 x 12


Angle, Internally Welded.

Changing the size of the required steelwork section will


regenerate the framework in the selected material size
utilising the dimensions shown on the form.

Click the Cancel button to bring back the previously


selected template.

 For the purposes of the training the support steel


should be 80 x 80 x 10 Angle.

On the Support Editor form, click the Cancel button.

A Confirm message displays to ask if the user wishes to cancel


the modification to the support.

Click the Yes button.

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5.3 Deleting a Support

To delete a support select Delete Support from the Delete group on the SUPPORTS
tab.

5.3.1 Methods of selecting the support to be deleted

There are two methods of selecting the support to be deleted similar to those in the modification process.

• Make the support the Current Element and clicking on the Delete Support button.

• Clicking on the Delete Support button. The user will be prompted to ‘Pick support or <ESC> to
finish’ by graphical selection.

This will display the Confirm message shown below. If the Yes button is clicked, the application will delete
all members of a support.

5.4 Locking and Unlocking a Support

Supports can be locked individually or from the support zone level to avoid any further modification,

To lock or unlock a support, select Lock or Unlock option from the Lock/Unlock drop down menu in the
Tools group on the SUPPORTS tab.

5.4.1 Methods of selecting the support to be Locked/Unlocked

To select a support or support zone to be locked or unlocked user have two options:

• Make a support or support zone as the Current Element before locking or unlocking.

• Clicking on the Lock or Unlock button will request the user to ’Pick support or <ESC> to finish’
from the 3D view.

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Exercise 4 – Modifying a Support

1. Using one of the examples described above edit a support created in the previous exercise.

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