Composite Shape definition is required when the cross-section type in StructuralCrossSection sheet is set as "General".
For manufactured types of a cross-section, is Composite Shape Definition is optional, offering the possibility to share detailed shape definition, for better classification of the profile.
Name of the column header
Type of data
Value example or enum definition
Name of the profile from the StructuralCrossSection object sheet
Material name #
yes, if polygon is not opening
Name reference to the existing StructuralMaterial object
Polygon contour #
-75.0; 105.0| -175.0; 5.0| 175.0; 5.0| 75.0; 105.0
yes (at least one)
This attribute is used to define the cross-section geometry as a polygon contour.
One cross-section shape can consist of more polygons.
Openings contour are defined clockwise.
Common polygons counterclockwise.
The format of the data is:
y1; z1|y2; z2|y3; z3|yi; zi|yi+1; zi+1
The coordinates of the vertices are divided by ";" and each vertex separated by "|"
Keep in mind: enter dimensions in millimeters [mm] or inches [inch] (based on System of units set in Project and model specifications)
Unique attribute designation