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Would it be accurate to use this option about the z axis in your case?

Hasan

----- Original Message -----
From: David Adie <dadie(--nospam--at)bjgse.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, 08 October, 1999 4:00 PM
Subject: RE: Master-Slave Joint


> i was running into the problem of the program not doing what it was
supposed
> to when i simply picked the "rigid diaphragm" option from the master /
slave
> dialog box.  i got the program to model the diaphragm correctly by using
the
> following line
>
> SLAVE FX FY MZ MASTER 7 JOINT 7 TO 12
>
> note that in my model the z axis is "up"
>
> on a somewhat related topic, i could not get staad to use the "floor load"
> option correctly. i believe this was due to me having the z axis "up".
> instead i had to impose my loads to my floor with the following command
>
> LOAD 4 VERT - MEZZANINE LL
> AREA LOAD
> 3 TO 5 9 TO 18 30 TO 32 49 TO 54 57 58 75 77 ALOAD -0.15
>
> i don't know about other users but i find that i spend about 1/4 of my
> editing time not in the program but directly editing the source file with
> the text editor.
>
> out.
>
>
> >I need some advice here. There is a feature in STAAD3 about
> >master-slave
> >joints. I have seen some use it but in my 3-D models , I have
> >never used the
> >option. Well basically, I know it has something to do with the
> >rigidity of
> >joints . I heard that when this option is used, the lateral
> >displace ment of
> >joints in one story would be the same ??? Am I on the
> >conservative side if I
> >did not use it ? What are its advantages / disadvantages.
> >
> >Thanks !!!!
> >
> >Allan Yango
> >CE/SE
> >TMP
>
>
>
>