Did you know that you can use Consteel to design simple supported, continuous and over-lapped purlins systems in Consteel, considering shear and rotational stiffness of attached roof sheeting? 

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Small specific model to try out multiple point support options

Read our tips and tricks about Placing of multiple point supports for more information.

Version: CS14.1000

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In Consteel there are several opportunities to place the point supports you need in a quick and effective way.

Multiple placing of column bases

In case you imported a model from another software and there are no supports defined or for some reason you decided to define the supports after modelling the whole building, it is not necessary to place every support one-by-one by clicking the end of all of the columns. To save time, click Multiple placing function (black arrow) on Point support dialog after setting the support type and select the columns with selection window.

Multiple placing on members

It is also possible to use the Multiple support function of the same Point support dialog to place the supports representing the girts/purlins and flange braces of a frame. Distribution and eccentricity of the supports can be defined. If the distribution given is not suitable for the member, Consteel will ignore the distances which are outside the member length (3rd 1600mm on the picture below) even if there is another member with the same reference line.