Formcodes

Formcode is defining the shape of cross-section and how it is oriented according to used LCS. Due to defining the formcode for CSS, exchange of SAF files between applications that are differently handling LCS is possible.

Formcode of manufactured cross-section, together with the attribute "LCS of cross-section" from the sheet Project and model specification is defining the exact orientation of cross-section in the model.

Formocode set to "0" means that receiving application won't do any action ensuring the proper positioning of CSS.

Formcode number

Name

Description

Examples of corresponding profiles

Corresponding Description ID of the profile

0

-

Provisional formcode

-

not available

1

I-section

Profiles symmetrical around the vertical and horizontal axes (typically I-Sections)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 55, 63, 64, 68, 69, 71, 72, 91, 96, 102, 105, 106, 109, 110

2

Rectangular Hollow Section

Rectangular Hollow Section

25, 27, 49, 50, 74, 75, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 93, 94

3

Circular Hollow Section

Circular Hollow Section

20, 21, 51, 52, 53, 54,88, 89, 90, 95, 103

4

L-section

Equal and unequal L-sections

8, 9, 10, 16, 45, 46, 65, 73, 98, 99

5

Channel Section

Profiles symmetrical around the horizontal axes Opening oriented to the right (typically channels)

6, 7, 15, 18, 28, 41, 42, 43, 44, 57, 62, 66, 67, 70, 76, 97, 101, 107, 108, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 118

6

T-section

Profiles symmetrical around vertical axes Flange at the bottom (typically T-section)

23, 31, 47, 48, 77, 78, 80, 81, 92

7

Full Rectangular Section

Full Rectangular Section

14, 22, 30, 79

8

Full Circular Section

Full Circular Section

26

9

T-section Up

Profiles symmetrical around vertical axes Flange at the top (typically T-section)

23, 31, 47, 48, 77, 78, 80, 81, 92

10

L-section III

Equal and unequal L-sections

8, 9, 10, 16, 45, 46, 65, 73, 98, 99

11

L-section I

Equal and unequal L-sections

8, 9, 10, 16, 45, 46, 65, 73, 98, 99

12

L-section IV

Equal and unequal L-sections

8, 9, 10, 16, 45, 46, 65, 73, 98, 99

13

Channel Section Left

Profiles symmetrical around the horizontal axes Opening oriented to the left (typically channels)

6, 7, 15, 18, 28, 41, 42, 43, 44, 57, 62, 66, 67, 70, 76, 97, 101, 107, 108, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 118

14

Asymmetric I-Section

I-sections symmetrical around vertical axis only (typically asymmetric I-Section)

24

15

Asymmetric I-Section Up

I-sections symmetrical around vertical axis only (typically asymmetric I-Section)

24

16

Z-section

Z-sections with equal or unequal flanges Top flange to the left

19, 32, 56, 100

17

Z-section Right

Z-sections with equal or unequal flanges Top flange to the right

19, 32, 56, 100

18

Omega Section

Omega sections Opening is oriented to the bottom

17

19

Omega Section Down

Omega sections Opening is oriented to the top

17

20

Sigma Section

Sigma sections Opening is oriented to the right Top flanges are unequal or inclined

58, 104

21

Sigma Section III

Sigma sections Opening is oriented to the left Top flanges are unequal or inclined

58, 104

22

Sigma Section IV

Sigma sections Opening is oriented to the left Bottom flanges are unequal or inclined

58, 104

23

Sigma Section I

Sigma sections Opening is oriented to the right Bottom flanges are unequal or inclined

58, 104