How to Copy / Paste Beams using AutoPIPE?
There are some limitations to copy pasting beams that need to be established:
1. The base point of coping items must be on the highlighted selection, otherwise an "E521-22: Base point is not on selected range" message is displayed.
2, Pasting operations has many powerful features if used correctly
Step #1: Select Beam (ex. Id = 1001)
Step #2: Select Copy command, Base point is Beam Node point ( ex. M1) directly above the pipe.
Step #3: Select Node points where beam are to be copied too (ex. B01 and B02)
Step #4: Select Paste command, "Apply offset from selected points or origin", enter known distance from pipe to beam (ex. 3 feet). and press OK button.
Step #5: one!!!
Now lets see that in action:
How easy was that? in less than 30 secs copied pasted 2 new beams with anchors and connected supports.
Using the same technique as mentioned above, except Step #3 is expanded to cover multiple node points.
Lets see this in action:
Again, how easy was that? in just a few moments 32 new support beams with anchors are created in the model.