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How to create your own 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 profile library and choose new section.

Cross sections.

Then choose for General:

General cross section.

After adding the General cross-section, the Cross-section editor is opened:

Cross section editor.

In this cross-section editor a cross-section can be created.


Profiles can be loaded from the profile library or dwgs can be loaded from a Cadprogram.

For more information, reference is made to the FAQ ‘How to import cross-section from dwg/dxf?’ (FAQ ESA1108).

Or it is possible to draw your own cross-section in this editor.

The materials these profiles 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.

Cross section editor.

You have to push ‘Update’. By this the properties of the profile are calculated.

Cross section editor.

These profile properties are used by the program for calculation the internal forces and deformations.