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How can we modify the location of an element without changing its connections with the structure


For this example we will use a structure like the one in the following figure:

For this example we will modify the structure architecture by moving the column from B-2 to the A-2 position. The column consists of 3 parts, one part for each story.



How can we modify the location of an element without changing its connections with the structure



To move this column to the new position with the column still connected with the rest of the structure, a certain procedure must be followed.

The first step of the procedure is to create points in all the structural elements intersections that must be moved.



How can we modify the location of an element without changing its connections with the structure







Having all the points in place, the user must access the Move command. In the Move window, the user must insert the translation vector (in this case X=0; Y=-2; Z=0) and also enable the "Linked nodes displacements" option.



After the command is performed the structure will be as shown in the following figure:

How can we modify the location of an element without changing its connections with the structure

The column was moved to the new position and all the other structural elements, linear and planar, were modified so that the column would not lose the bond with the rest of the structure.

How can we modify the location of an element without changing its connections with the structure

Using the same procedure, the user can move all the structural elements from the B grid line to the A grid line:

How can we modify the location of an element without changing its connections with the structure

How can we modify the location of an element without changing its connections with the structure

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