With the Polygon to Plate Section command, a closed area created by a line is converted to a plate section. With this method, plate sections are defined in the desired forms.

Location of Polygon to Plate Section Command

You can access it from the ribbon menu Modify tab under the Transform heading.

Usage Steps

  • Create a closed area with the line.

  • Click the command polygon to plate section.

  • The Section Settings dialog will open. Set your section name and material.

  • Click the OK button to close the dialog.

  • The section you define will be listed under the Sections row in the Structure Tree view .

Usage step

Structure tree before the sheet section is formed

Creating a closed area with a line

Selecting the area to be transformed into a plate section

Editing the settings

Creation of the plate section and adding it to the structure tree