M. To assign a prismatic section
To define and assign a prismatic section, use the following procedure.
Prismatic sections such as circle, rectangle, tee, and trapezoidal can be used for concrete members used in design.
Circle prismatic sections can also be used to represent steel rods for analysis.
orTip: Selecting the country from the Database tool drop-down list first results in a faster dialog load time.The Section Profile Tables dialog opens.
- Select the tab corresponding to the profile shape you want to use.
- Type the profile dimensions for the selected shape.
- (Optional) Select an associated Material. This feature allows you to use material definitions for steel, stainless steel, concrete, aluminum, or any previously specified, custom material definitions.
To… Do the following… add the section to the model for later assignment click Add. add the section to the model and assign to the current member selection click Asign.
- Click Close.