spFrame Input and Output


Input

  • Ability to draw in one of three views: XY, XZ, or YZ
  • Members and joints are internally sorted into groups of planes and elevations with unique labels and coordinates
  • Ability to move or delete entire planes and elevations instantly
  • User-controlled grid settings
  • User-controlled display color and settings
  • Coordinate and object (joint and mid-member) snapping
  • User-controlled accuracy and precision
  • Axes orientation, cursor location, applicable units, and other settings are always displayed
  • Ability to zoom and translate
  • Ability to superimpose planes or elevations for comparison
  • Message bar that displays helpful hints, messages, and procedures
  • Ability to draw members by simply clicking on their end locations (joints are automatically created at member ends)
  • Ability to generate members around a circle
  • Ability to copy (or extrude) selected members and joints
  • Ability to specify fixed or variable offset distance and rotation angle while copying (or extruding)
  • Ability to mirror image selected members and joints
  • Ability to delete or move joints and members with simple mouse clicks
  • Ability to "undo" the last executed action
Output
  • Ability to view results in text or graphical format before printing
  • Selective printing allowing printing of results for all or user-selected members, joints, member groups, and load combinations
  • User-selected input echo
  • Joint displacements
  • Joint rotations
  • Support reactions
  • Member end forces and moments
  • Member segmental forces, moments, and deflections - in tabular and graphical formats
  • Member summary listing all relevant input and output data for a member on one page
  • Member segmental force, moment, and deflection envelopes (maxima and minima, resulting from all load combinations) - in tabular and graphical formats
  • Group segmental force, moment, and deflection envelopes (maxima and minima for all members in a group, resulting from all load combinations) - in tabular and graphical formats
  • Diaphragm displacements
  • Summary report