I BeamKeyCreator \ Tools \ Structural-Shapes \ I-Beam
Function Location: Tools>Structural Shapes>I-Beam
Sets the IBeam style and size or use the below options for custom setup.
This setting controls the overall depth of the beam (including flange).
This setting controls the thickness of the web portion–the structural material connecting the flanges.
This setting controls the width of the flange portion.
This setting controls the thickness of the flange portion.
To determine the exact "K" value for a given shape, you should consult the AISC "Manual of Steel Construction." A general rule of thumb is that the "K" value is roughly double the flange thickness (+/- 25%).
This setting controls the overall length of the beam.
Choose the type of beam you wish to create.
If you choose to create a flange with a slope, you can specify a value for the slop as either a degree or percentage.
Choose a Representation for the shape:
Places an secondary standard corner radius on TBeam.
When complete choose OK or if you are editing an existing structural shape choose the Edit or move options
Using this Function
After choosing setup dialog options the conversation bar position menu allows placement of the structural shape by anchor point. The anchor point for the structural shape can be changed using the generic toggle and placement of the structural shape can be altered using the Toggle Current Selection. Below the Beam is placed in the top- middle of the front face using both generic toogle and Toggle Current selection (Display view=7, Cplane=6.)