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TR.20.5 Assign Profile Specification

The ASSIGN command may be used to instruct the program to assign a suitable steel section to a frame member based on the profile-spec shown below. The current country of the member properties is used to search for a suitable size based on the profile spec provided, if a such a shape is included in that country table.

General Format

profile-spec  = { BEAM | COLUMN | CHANNEL | ANGLE (DOUBLE) }

See TR.20.6 Examples of Member Property Specification for an example.

Note: Sections are always chosen from the relevant built-in steel table. To find out the details of the sections that are chosen, the command PRINT MEMBER PROPERTIES should be provided after specification of all member properties. These commands may not work with certain tables such as cold-formed steel, Timber, Aluminum, and even some of the standard steel tables.

Sections Provided based on Country

The following table is a list of the actual section that is applied for each database and ASSIGN type.

Country Beam Column Channel Angle
0 US W18X40 W14X43 C10X20 L40406
1 BRIT UB457X191X89 UC254X254X107 CH229X76 UA100X100X12
10 SOUTH AFRICA 457x75UB 305x198UC 260x90x38C 100x100x10L
11 SPAIN IPE450 HEA360 UPN260 L100x100x10
12 CHINA I45A HW300x300 CH25B L100x100x10
13 DUTCH IPE450 HE360A UPN260 L100x10
14 Aluminum I12.0x12.5 WF8x13.0 CS10x6.23 L4x4x0.500
15 KOREA I450x175x11/20 H350x350x12x19 C250x90x9/13 L100x10
16 VENEZUELA TUB26090 PIP106 (N/A) (N/A)
17 ColdFormed (N/A) (N/A) 10CU1.25X045 4LU4x060
18 MEXICO IR457x112.9 IE305x60.7 CE254x22.76 LI102x10
19 COLD FORMED INDIAN (N/A) (N/A) 200CU80X5 100LU100X4
2 INDIA ISWB400 ISHB300 ISLC225 ISA100X100X12
20 Lysaght Sections (AUS Cold Formed) (N/A) (N/A) C20019 (N/A)
21 JOIST 28K10 (N/A) (N/A) (N/A)
22 AITCTimber aspn_ST_4x12 aspn_ST4x4 (N/A) (N/A)
23 BSCOLD TU150x5 PP1143x6 150CASH50x50 (N/A)
24 BUTLER PO8960 PO8718 (N/A) (N/A)
25 CAN TIMBER DFL_SelStr_6X14_BM DFL_SelStr_10x10_BM (N/A) (N/A)
26 KINGSPAN COLDFORMED (N/A) (N/A) C25010040 (N/A)
27 RCECO COLDFORMED (N/A) (N/A) 10CU1.25X045 4LU4x075
28 JAP COLDFORMED BCR30030012 BCR30030012 (N/A) (N/A)
29 Australian Cold Formed 200X100X9.0RHS 100X100X9.0SHS (N/A) (N/A)
3 EURO IPE450 HE360AA UPN220 L100X100X12
30 Russian Cold Formed PIP10X1 PIP10X1 (N/A) (N/A)
31 STOASChM B45-1 K35-1 (N/A) (N/A)
32 Jindal IPE450 HEA320 ISMC400x100 (N/A)
33 EuropeanColdFormed RHS300150X150X12 SHS150150X150X10 (N/A) (N/A)
34 TataStructura 300X150X10.0RHS 150X150X5.0SHS (N/A) (N/A)
35 Brazilian W460x52.0 WH360x101.0 C250x22.8 EA100x100x9
4 RUSSIA I45 K1-35 C27 L100x100x10
5 JAPAN I300X150X10 H300X300X10x15 C200X90X8 L100x100x7
6 CANADA W530X66 HP310x94 C230X30 L102x102x9.5
7 FRANCE IPE450 HEA360 UAP80 L100X100X7
8 GERMANY IPE450 HEA360 U260 L100x100x10
9 AUSTRALIA UB200X22.3 UC200X46.2 PFC200 A50X50X3