Secondary Beam Settings

With the Secondary Beam Settings command, settings such as section, angle, elevation, layout, material, drawing can be accessed.

Location of Secondary Beam Settings Command

Click the setting icon in steel beam toolbar, which appears on the screen after the secondary beam command runs.

General Tab



Entity ID

It is the name of the secondary steel beam that will appear in the plan, drawing and report.

Main color

It is the color of the secondary steel beam. It scrolls on the color palette that is opened by clicking and holding down the left mouse button. The button is released when the desired color is reached. The color box turns into the selected color.


In the solid model, the material to be covered can be selected. The element is covered with the selected material and displayed as such in the solid model. Click on the down arrow button with the left mouse button. The appropriate material is selected from the opened material list.

Texture world length

Texture length is entered. For example; If 1 meter is entered, the selected material texture is taken as 1 meter and covered on the selected object. Considering that the texture is in the form of a square, the object surfaces are covered with 1x1 textures arranged side by side.

Name text - X/Y displacement

X and Y coordinates of the beam size text are entered. If the size X value is positive, the text moves from the edge to the left, if negative, the text moves to the right. If the Y value is positive, the text will scroll up, and if it is negative, the text will scroll down. The directions specified here should be considered according to the direction of view.

Name text - Height

Size text height is entered.

Name text - Color

Size is the color of the font height. It scrolls on the color palette that is opened by clicking and holding down the left mouse button. The button is released when the desired color is reached. The color box turns into the selected color. If clicked together with the Shift key, the pen thickness of the relevant color can be adjusted.

Name text - Font

Size text font is selected from the dialog that opens when clicked.

Section Tab




This is the list in which the profile to be used for secondary steel beam is selected. The list includes steel profiles previously added from the profile library. Click the Upload Snapshot icon to add a new profile.

Load section

When clicked, the steel profile library is displayed. Select the profile you want to use from the list.


The material for the steel secondary beam is selected.


According to a value selected as 0, 90, 180, 270, the profile is created by rotating it around its axis.

Cas. filled hole count on the start/at the end

For honeycomb profiles, it is the number that determines how many holes the honeycomb spaces will start from the beginning and the end. The honeycomb beams will be full up to the given number.

Schematic drawing

The schematic drawing and dimensions of the selected section are shown.

Placement Tab



Count based

The secondary beams can be drawn by entering a number.

Interval 1/Interval 2

It shows the distance between the secondary beams.

Interval based

Secondary beams can be drawn by entering the distance between the secondary beams.


Shows the count of secondary beams.

Place extra steel on exact last interval

If selected, place extra steel on exact last interval.

Spaced first element/Spaced last element

Since the first and last purlin/secondary beam usually coincide on the element, they are options that can be used to eliminate this situation. If marked, purlins/secondary beams found at the beginning and ending are not drawn.

Mid-oriented first element/Mid-oriented last element

When placing the first and last elements, alignment is made according to the midpoint of the element. When the Spaced first element/Spaced last element options are activated, these options become inactive.


The start and end distances of the secondary beams can be entered.

If the options perpendicular to the first/second main part are marked, offset distances can be adjusted by keeping the perpendicularity condition constant to one of the main beams.

If the free offsets option is selected, offset distances can be edited independently of the main beam parts.

Extensions Tab



Over the top

It enables the main steel beams, on which the secondary beams are modeled, to be modeled to sit on the upper head.

Top oriented

It ensures that the upper head of the secondary beams is aligned with the upper head of the main steel beams.

Middle oriented

It ensures that the middle point of the secondary beams and the middle of the main steel beams are aligned.

Vertical displacement (delta)

The distance entered in the box allows modeling of the secondary beam under the main steel beam top head.

Connection type

Select from the drop-down list for automatically generated slip joints between main steel beam and secondary beams.


It determines how long the secondary beams will be extended from the main beams.

Inner distance

If the upper header option is used, the distance between the two secondary beam ends should be entered at the point where the secondary beams touch the main beams.

Shear Studs Tab



Don’t add studs

If marked, the shear stud is not modeled under any circumstances.

Automatic stud placement

If checked, the shear stud parameters in the slab settings are used in the modeling made using steel slab - composite options.

Always add studs

If it is marked, the shear stud placement is done by taking the information from the 4 numbered slip nail parameters.

Shear stud parameters


It becomes active if the always add shear stud option is selected, and it is used to determine parameters such as diameter, height, spacing, tensile strength.

Design Tab

You can find detailed information under the title of Steel Secondary Beam Design Settings.

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