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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 column section designed for seismic zone 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 you make program performs an immediate  shear check showing in the upper frame if it is Ok or Not:




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 the Microsoft XPS Document Writer (useful to print the diagram directly on paper):  

- Comm2   Print numerical results for ductility check. Not active in the present stirrups display.

- 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        Start the graphical generation of a new cross-tie by clicking with mouse on two longitudinal bars

- Comm6        Erase a cross-tie by clicking on it with mouse                            


Diameter and pitch of hoops and diameter of cross-ties can be changed in the corresponding text-boxes.

Cross-ties can be also generated typing in the grid (or type 0 to erase).