KR303: I have a model where some beam lengths are defined as tapers but they don't need to be as the same beam cross section is used at the start and end. Different section numbers are used though and I have several hundred of these. How can I clean up my model to used true beam sections?

Tapered sections require the start and end number and the start and end locations. This data cannot be retrieved by *get. However, if you list the section with slist and direct that to a text file you can parse though this and find the start and end section numbers as the file has a regualar format. From this you can find the cross sectional area at each end. If the same you can point all those elements to the start section number and delete the tapered section. The attached macro does this.

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