In Advance Design there is a faster way of naming newly created loads (point, linear or planar loads) or connections depending on the element to which they belong.
As an example we will assume that we have created the structure in Figure 1. The columns and the beams are made of steel, while the slabs are made of reinforced concrete. For an easier identification, the elements are grouped in systems, according to their role in the structure (Figure 2).
Figure 1. The structure on which the loads will be applied
Two families of load cases are defined: one for self-weight of elements and another one for live loads.
The live loads are created on the slabs. Generation of loadings having the name depending on the element to which they belong can be done automatically by using the "Loads / selection" option, and then by using the "*" symbol in the loading name component (Figure 3).
Note 1: A similar procedure will be used when we want to create loadings on linear elements with names depending on the element to which they belong.
Note 2: The "Loads / selection" option can be accessed through a right click in the workspace.
Figure 2. Grouping the elements in systems
Figure 3. Creating the loadings on slabs
Generating connections with names depending on the main element of the connection can be done automatically by using the "Connections > Create / selection" option and then by using the "*" symbol in the loading name component (Figure 4).
Figure 4. Creating the base plate connections