The Section Properties Calculator allows to create custom section types by assembling any number of primary shapes on a canvas tool. The tool for creating the section types is called the Section Designer. For more information, see the following paragraphs.
Using the Section Designer, you can:
Combine primary shapes (rectangles, circles, and triangles) with each other to generate new sections.
Create holes within the primary shapes, if necessary.
Recall sections from the Data Lists tool.
Combine the recalled sections with other primary shapes to generate new sections.
Modify the size and position of primary shapes in several ways.
Calculate the properties of the overall section that you have created, and insert its properties in your calculation document.