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RE: Master-Slave Joint

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>I'm a little confused by this statement.  In STAAD, members are defined by
>connectivity from joint to joint.
I think it means that members spanning two constrained nodes are 
supported at only those nodes, so the members won't have continuous 
support as they would if attached to a real diaphragm.

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