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ETABSDrafting Commands


Draw frame objects

  • Draw frame element with two clicks

  • Quick draw a single frame element with one click

  • Quick draw multiple frame elements by windowing

  • Quick draw various brace element configurations (X, V, chevron, eccentric) with one click or by windowing
  • Quick draw secondary beams in a single bay with one click
  • Quick draw secondary beams in multiple bays by windowing

Draw area objects

  • Draw general area element with one click per corner
  • Quick draw rectangular area with two clicks

  • Quick draw area in a single bay with one click
  • Quick draw areas in multiple bays by windowing
  • Drawing control snap options

  • Snap to points and grid intersections
  • Snap to ends and midpoints
  • Snap to intersections
  • Snap to perpendicular projections
  • Snap to lines and edges
  • Snap to fine (invisible) grid

Drawing control constraint options

  • Draw horizontal
  • Draw vertical
  • Draw parallel to a specified angle
  • Draw to a fixed length
  • Draw to a fixed length at a specified angle
  • Draw to a specified horizontal and vertical offset
  • Draw parallel at an offset
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