The Frames Xplorer plugin provides several tools to easily review and edit the properties of rectangular frame sections used in beams and columns of ETABS® models. The app runs within the ETABS® interface, after installation the user can readily access it from the Tools menu. The program includes the following features:
Automatically add the frame width/depth and material to the section name. If these properties are modified, the user can automatically update the section names to match the new values.
A single interface to edit section properties such as width, thickness, color, stiffness modifiers, mass, weight and material.
Quickly edit the properties for multiple frame sections at once.
Browse through the section properties of multiple sections with a single click.
Review, compare and edit the property overwrites for all the selected beams or columns.
Axonometric views that display the orientation of each one of the stiffness modifiers for beams and columns sections.
Download our User Manual to learn more about this plugin.
The video below is a demo of how Frames Xplorer can help you to easily review and edit the properties of beam or column sections:
Demo 1 – Sections for beams and columns