The dimensions of a bracket are assigned. The boundary lines of the bracket are drawn according to the assigned dimensions. The loads and the area of reinforcing bars must be converted to those of the bracket with 1 meter thickness since the thickness of the bracket is assumed to be 1 meter.
The dead and live loads with their load factors are assigned. After assigning the load names and load factors, they can be altered, added, or deleted in the DEFINE-Static Load. The positive values for vertical and horizontal loads must be assigned.
Three reference distances D1, D2, and D3 are assigned for the automatic construction of a strut-tie model for bracket.
The areas of the reinforcing bars assigned to the bracket below are recognized as the steel tie areas of the strut-tie model for a bracket. The information on the reinforcing bars can be altered, added, or deleted in the DEFINE-Tie Types-Reinforcement Ties. The information can be assigned to the elements of the strut-tie model in the ASSIGN-Tie Types.