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ETABS Object Views in Plan and Elevation

ETABS Object Views in Plan and Elevation

ETABS Object Views in Plan and Elevation

Hi, can anyone please explain why some shear wall objects on plan are not visible in the elevation of that gridline in the adjacent window, whilst others on the same plan are visible?

I am using ETABS NL version 8.5.0. However, if I set the elevation window to 3-D view, then the missing shear wall is visible! I have tried the mouse right-click and enabled all views, etc, but still this problem persists! Thanks!!

RE: ETABS Object Views in Plan and Elevation

Definition of grid lines to be revisited. It means that the shear wall objects not in line with the grid lines.

If this is the case, there is a option of defining developed elevation. You can use them to define grid lines along curve.

-Murali G

RE: ETABS Object Views in Plan and Elevation

Hi Murali, many thanks- yes, I have rechecked the gridlines, and even though the shear wall is on the grid, it does not appear.

On a related issue, I did add a developed shear wall remote from a gridline and that did not appear as well. Perhaps the section line needs to be exactly on the centreline of the shear wall?

Having said that, I just went back and looked at the coordinates of the wall object and they were some 3-4mm off the gridline. Correcting it sorted it out- many thanks!!

Do you know of a way to move points to nearest gridline as a menu edit item?

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