How to use the Section Calculator tool in Graitec Advance Design

In some specific projects, users encounter members with irregular sections and non-standard shapes. It is necessary to verify the behaviour of these sections under different load types to assure the stability and failure of the structure.

A section calculator tool is handy and useful to evaluate the cross-section properties. Graitec Advance Design has the corresponding tool which is called section editor.

The section editor is a user-friendly tool with several options to modify and manipulate different types of customized shapes. In a few simple and quick steps, sections can be created for different types of materials such as concrete, steel and wood.

  • The section editor tool can be selected using two ways, from Edit menu or Manage tool bar: How to use Section Calculator tool in Graitec Advance Design 01
  • Calculation settings are then defined from the Analyze menu: How to use Section Calculator tool in Graitec Advance Design 02
  • Two methods are available to calculate the torsional modulus (the numerical method and the analytical method): How to use Section Calculator tool in Graitec Advance Design 03
  • The user can manage the display parameters and configurate the coordinate system from the grid option: How to use Section Calculator tool in Graitec Advance Design 04
  • As for the drawing process this tool provides two options:
    • We can either create sections manually using arbitrary contours and geometrical shapes: How to use Section Calculator tool in Graitec Advance Design 05
    • Or by importing an existing drawing as a DXF file to define the section shape: How to use Section Calculator tool in Graitec Advance Design 06
  • The cross-section material and other parameters can be easily configurated from the Properties tab: How to use Section Calculator tool in Graitec Advance Design 07
  • After defining all the parameters, results are obtained by simply clicking on launch the calculation tool: How to use Section Calculator tool in Graitec Advance Design 08
  • Results contain all the necessary properties and are imported to Graitec Advance Design library for later use as member sections: How to use Section Calculator tool in Graitec Advance Design 09

 

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