Create a custom cross-section
The module esa.07 General Cross-section (old protection) or sen.05 General cross-section editor (cloud protection) allows users to create their own cross-sections.
Go to the cross-section library and choose a new section.
Then choose General:
After adding the General cross-section, the Cross-section editor is opened:
In this cross-section editor, a custom cross-section can be created.
Cross-sections to start the drawing from can be loaded from the cross-section library or dwgs can be loaded from a CAD-program. For more information, see also the FAQ about importing cross-sections from DWG (FAQ ESA1111).
Or it is possible to draw your own cross-section in this editor. The materials these cross-sections consist of can also be chosen. For instance a steel tube filled with concrete can be created as cross-section.
After having created your own cross-section, click on ‘Update’. Now the properties of the cross-section are calculated.
These properties are used by the program for calculating the internal forces and deformations.