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Splicing at the Intersection of Two Lines
- By Sean Boyer -
 

Overview

Splicing at the intersection of two lines is a very useful tool for splicing at the edge of a member rather than the center of a joint.  An example of this would be splicing at the edge of a web. If the designer adds a splice by clicking the chord, the splice will snap to the joint. This will generally be at the center of the web.
 

 
Now the designer must do the math to move the splice from the center to the edge of the web. An alternative to adding a splice that will need to be moved in a second step is using the splice tool to select intersecting lines. This will place the splice exactly at the desired location.
 To add a splice at an intersection:
 
1.  Open the splice tool.
 
2.  Right click on one of the members.  A menu of choices will appear indicating the line number (not important for our purposes) and L, C, R or A, C, B., depending on the member orientation. Select the appropriate edge.
 
 

3.  Right click the second member and select that edge. The two selected lines will be shown in red, and the icon "Add Splice At Intersection" will become active.

 
4.  Left click the "Add Splice At Intersection" icon and a new splice will be added at the intersection.
 
 

 

 

 
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