The 2D analysis tool allows you to create and define several different properties for your components. In the paragraphs below, see the main components of the 2D analysis dialog box.
Context-sensitive help box
guides you in creating your model.
displays a preview of the model that you are defining.
2D analysis tabs
allow you to define the different components of your model.
allows you to define an unlimited number of nodes.
allows you to select pre-defined materials used in your model or define the properties of a custom material manually.
allows you to select pre-defined sections used in your model or define custom section properties manually.
allows you to create analysis elements by connecting two nodes and assigning the material and section for the elements.
Design Members tab
allows you to join elements to form design members. Using design members enables applying loads to design members, and outputting results so that they suit your design purposes.
allows you to create load cases, which enable entering loads.
Load Combinations tab
allows you to define load combinations with an appropriate load factor for each load case.
allows you to view the results of your analysis and define how you want the results to be displayed.
allows you to determine which details of the analysis are included when you insert the analysis in your calculation document.
allows you to define the properties of the components that you are creating.
allow you to access the notes related to the 2D analysis tool and the variables of your model, and send feedback or a support request to the Tedds help desk.