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After performing calculation (Checks Tab) you can display and/or change stirrups in the Stirrups-Ductility Tab window. In the below figure is shown an example of a beam section  with two hoops and two cross-ties as transverse reinforcement.  




Options, text boxes and graphic commands are provided in the dialog box to change the initial proposal for hoops and cross-ties. For each change that you make the program performs an immediate shear check showing in the upper frame caption if this check is Ok or Not:




For predefined section the choice is limited to the number of hoops (one or two) and the number of cross-ties. For more complex shapes of stirrups is recommended to model the section as a general one.


The commands in Tab bar are (from left to rigth):

- Comm1        Print preview.  Capture the image present in the main window and  paste it in a Document Writer (useful to print the diagram directly on paper or get a pdf file):  




- comm2   Print numerical results for ductility check. Unavailable in the present display of stirrups.

- Comm3   Copy. This command copy the image at moment displayed in the main window in the clipboard memory so you can paste it in any document you want.

- Comm4        This command generate a dxf file of the image at moment displayed in the main window.

- Comm5        Graphical generation of a cross-tie. Unavailable for predefined sections  

- Comm6        Delete a cross-tie. Unavailable for predefined sections                            


Diameter and pitch of hoops can be changed in the corresponding text-boxes. The initial diameter of cross-ties is that assigned in Code and Reinforcement Options window.