User's Guide - ETABS Integrated Building Design Software...

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Computers and Structures, Inc. Berkeley, California, USA Version 9 November 2005 ETABS ® Integrated Building Design Software User's Guide
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© Copyright Computers and Structures, Inc., 1978-2005. The CSI Logo is a registered trademark of Computers and Structures, Inc. ETABS is a registered trademark of Computers and Structures, Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Adobe and Acrobat are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Copyright The computer program ETABS and all associated documentation are proprietary and copyrighted products. Worldwide rights of ownership rest with Computers and Structures, Inc. Unlicensed use of the program or reproduction of the documentation in any form, without prior written authorization from Computers and Structures, Inc., is explicitly prohibited. Further information and copies of this documentation may be obtained from: Computers and Structures, Inc. 1995 University Avenue Berkeley, California 94704 USA Phone: (510) 845-2177 FAX: (510) 845-4096 e-mail: info@csiberkeley.com (for general questions) e-mail: support@csiberkeley.com (for technical support questions) web: www.csiberkeley.com
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DISCLAIMER CONSIDERABLE TIME, EFFORT AND EXPENSE HAVE GONE INTO THE DEVELOPMENT AND DOCUMENTATION OF ETABS. THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY TESTED AND USED. IN USING THE PROGRAM, HOWEVER, THE USER ACCEPTS AND UNDERSTANDS THAT NO WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY THE DEVELOPERS OR THE DISTRIBUTORS ON THE ACCURACY OR THE RELIABILITY OF THE PROGRAM. THE USER MUST EXPLICITLY UNDERSTAND THE ASSUMPTIONS OF THE PROGRAM AND MUST INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE RESULTS.
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i Contents User’s Guide 1 Program Description Objective 1-1 This is ETABS 1-1 Time Saving Options 1-3 Templates and Defaults 1-3 Basic Process 1-4 Forms 1-4 2 ETABS “Screen” Objective 2-1 The ETABS Window 2-1 File Operations 2-4 Edit 2-4 Viewing Options 2-4 The Aerial View 2-4 Define 2-5 Draw 2-5 Select 2-6 Assign 2-6
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User’s Guide Analyze 2-7 Display 2-7 Design 2-8 Preferences 2-8 3 Basic Modes, Drawing Tools, Mouse Pointers Objective 3-1 Select or Draw 3-1 4 Begin a Model Objective 4-1 Create the Basic Grid System 4-1 Grid Dimensions (Plan) – Define a Grid System 4-3 5 Create the Structural Model Objective 5-1 Define Story Data 5-1 Add Structural Objects Using Templates 5-2 Add Structural Objects Manually 5-4 Draw Columns 5-4 Draw Beams 5-6 Draw Secondary (Infill) Beams 5-7 Draw the Floor 5-7 6 Select Structural Objects Objective 6-1 Selection Options 6-1 Menu Methods of Selecting Objects 6-3 Deselect Command 6-6 ii
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Contents iii Get Previous Selection Command 6-6 Clear Selection Command 6-6 7 Load the Structural Model Objective 7-1 Structural Loads 7-1 Define the Static Load Case Name 7-1 Self-Weight Multiplier 7-2 Modify an Existing Static Load Case 7-3 Delete an Existing Static Load Case 7-3 Assign Structural Loads 7-4 8 Assign/Change Properties Objective 8-1 Properties 8-1 Auto Select Section List 8-3 Assign the AUTOLATBM Auto Select Section List 8-5 Make an Assignment as the Object is Drawn 8-6
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