It can be used to define a reinforced concrete, steel, castellated beam or cold formed steel section in shapes defined using the Add New Section command.

Location of Add New Section Command

You can access it under Define on the Ribbon Analysis and Design tab .

You can access the Add New Section command from the menu displayed with the Right-Click of the Structure Tree 's Sections .

Add New Section Dialog

Settings Tab

Features

Name

Name of the section.

Material

It is the section where the material in the section to be determined will be determined.

Single (Profile Type)

The type to be defined is determined. When this option is selected and from the list, the cross-section type used to be a uniform cross-section (rectangular, rounds, I, C...)

Combined (Profile Type)

The type to be defined is determined. They are cross-sections created by combining in many different ways (double L, double U-section…) when preferred in this option and in the cross-section type used from the list.

Method

In the case of displaying in the combined type, the method of combining different segments is determined.

Geometric Features

This is the section where the selected section type is detailed. It shows according to each section type.

Preview

It is done concurrently, which should be considered as Restricted.

Call from library

It brings the properties of a section selected from the section library to the window.

Values ​​Tab

Features

User Defined Values

When checked, it allows to change the cross-section properties of the section.

Moment of inertia about 2 axles

It is the moment of inertia of the section about the 2-2 axis.

Moment of inertia about 3 axis

It is the moment of inertia of the section about the 3-3 axis.

Torsional Constant

It is the torsional moment of inertia of the section.

Cross-sectional area

Cross sectional area of the section

Shear area in 2 directions

It is the shear area in the 2-2 direction of the section.

Shear area in 3 direction

It is the shear area in the 3-3 direction of the section.

Radius of gyration about 2 axis

It is the radius of gyration about the 2-2 axis.

Radius of gyration about 3 axis

It is the radius of gyration about the 3-3 axis.

Elastic section modulus about 2 axis ( + )

It is the Elastic section modulus about the 2-2 axis and in the positive direction.

Elastic section modulus about 2 axis ( - )

It is the Elastic section modulus about the 2-2 axis and in the negative direction.

Elastic section modulus about 3 axis ( + )

It is the Elastic section modulus about the 3-3 axis and in the positive direction.

Elastic section modulus about 3 axis ( - )

It is the Elastic section modulus about the 3-3 axis and in the negative direction.

Plastic section modulus about 2 axis

It is the plastic section modulus about the 2-2 axis and in the negative direction.

Plastic section modulus about 3 axis

It is the plastic section modulus about the 3-3 axis and in the negative direction.

The 2 and 3 axes are specified in the preview in the Settings tab.