Sections dialog box

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Sections dialog box

The Sections dialog box is used to select sections to apply to the model and also to manage the sections stored in the material database.

The dialog box content is described below.

  1. Page pane: views the different section geometries.

  2. Item pane: views the different sizes of the selected section when you select a section geometry Page pane. Any user-defined sections are marked with *.

  3. Details pane: views the details of the selected section when you click the Details button.

  4. Country droplist: allows you to display the sections of each country.

  5. Geometry filter: allows you to filter sections according to their geometry.

  6. Selected section: displays the details of the currently selected section.

  7. Section filter: allows you to filter sections according to their details.

Selecting a section to apply to member

In the Properties window or Properties dialog box, by selecting <New\Edit...> in the Sections list, the Sections dialog box opens with the following buttons displayed:

  • Select allows you select a section to be applied to a member.
  • Add... allows you to add a user-defined section to the Sections database.
  • Delete allows you to delete a user-defined section from the Sections database. (This button is only active when a user-defined section is picked.)
  • Details opens the Details pane and displays the properties of the currently selected section.

Managing sections

On the Home ribbon, clicking Materials > Manage Sections opens the Sections dialog box with the following buttons displayed:

  • Add... allows you to add a user-defined section to the Sections database.
  • Delete allows you to delete a user-defined section from the Sections database. (This button is only active when a user-defined section is picked.)
  • Edit... allows you to modify the properties of a user-defined section. (This button is only active when a user-defined section is picked.)
  • Details opens the Details pane and displays the properties of the currently selected section.
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