ProStructures Help


ProStructures offers an automatic command for the insertion of a stiffener into a shape. New stiffeners are appended to the connection and the connection’s parameters are written to the physical connection Although stiffeners are common poly-plates or flats, the program already calculates their dimensions according to the shape and user specifications. You may select from a number of variables and track the result immediately in the drawing, modifying it in “real time”.

In the case of symmetric shapes such as HEA, HEB, etc., two opposite stiffeners are created between the web and the two flanges. When only one stiffener is needed for the structure, just delete the other one. However, it will not be restored during an update.

The stiffener distribution is a very flexible feature that allows you to place multiple stiffeners on a certain steel shapes of section types: He, I, U.