3. Creating a new stand-alone project
In a stand-alone project the user defines members for which he must select the member sections from the application’s sections database. Also, the internal forces data must be manually entered for each member and loading case.
To create a new project, click on the New file button on the main toolbar or select the New option in the File menu.
A project type selection dialog is displayed and the Member Design Project type must be selected.
The application creates a new project file and displays the property pages. The Project page tab is made active by default. In this page, the property grid displays various lines with project information, such as file name, project name and date and engineer name. The filename displayed is the default and can be changed at the first save.
The next step is to define a new member.