When drawing objects, a floating Properties of Object form will pop up. Use the form to specify the following for the object being drawn:
For lines, the type of object: straight frame, curved frame, cable, tendon
The section properties, which can be changed later using Advanced > Define and Advanced > Assign commands.
When available, offsets of the drawn object from the clicked locations
When available, drawing controls to simplify proper alignment of the object
For some objects, moment releases, number of beams, spacing, orientation and the like
To change options in the form, click in the appropriate cell in the right-hand column of the form, and enter the desired value or choose it from the drop-down list.
Move this form to a convenient location, or close it.
Draw Special Joint
Draw Poly Area
Draw Rectangular Area
Quick Draw Area
Quick Draw Braces
Quick Draw Frame/Cable/Tendon
Quick Draw Secondary Beams
Draw 1 Joint Link
Draw 2 Joint Link Element