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Is it possible to divide a tapered member in such a way that the interpolated cross-section is automatically determined at the division point? Furthermore, can I modify the cross-section of tapered continuous members by changing the cross-section depth of one member (start, middle, or end of continuous members) so that the cross-section depth for the remaining members is automatically determined?

Answer

If a tapered member is divided by nodes, the interpolated intermediate cross-sections are created automatically.

For already divided members or sets of members, the division must be undone in order to use this feature. A common solution is therefore the following:

First, all members with loads are copied and the intermediate nodes are deleted, combining the lines. Then, the cross-section is adjusted and the original is deleted. Now you can move the copy to the original location. If the automatic division of members at nodes is deactivated, it must still be performed manually. The procedure is shown in the attached video.

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Taper Routed Division

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