I have created a model in Staad Pro Update 7,when perfoming beam design it has reduced the span of the beams and RCDC has introduced unmodelled supports as shown on the attached picture
Anyone who can help
At which level are you trying to design beams in RCDC. Kindly let me know.
We have seen the beams in RCDC at 7.5m level. The Beam layout of the structure is curved where as the column orientation is linear i.e. as per global X and Z axis.
In such cases what RCDC does is ----- the edge of the column over which beam has major portion resting, that edge RCDC will consider while generating the elevation.
As a work around;
You can go to --- Modify menu --> Edit Beam Data.
Under this Edit Beam Data ---- you can edit the Clear span of each beam such that actual length of the beam can be obtained and the same will be reflected in the Elevation.
To get the center to center distance displayed in the elevation you can select the option as marked in image below;