In fact you can define any custom beam cross sectional shape with PRE-Stress, which gives a lot of versatility if you are considering the design for manufacturing non-standard or getting into new types of structural prestress elements.
If a dxf/dwg import file route has been chosen, then PRE-Stress scans the content and presents what it finds for you. The chosen section needs to be given a name and PRE-Stress tries to figure out a proper scale. You can review the ‘section parameters’ to make sure the scale is correct and then import. You can also define and edit your own cross sections from a collection of standard section types already in the PRE-Stress section library.
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Manual Section Shape Creation
The alternative to dwg/dxf import is adding the Section measures (see picture) which then are used to create a closed polygon which is used in calculations. The polygon is used to calculate section properties as A, Iy, Iz, bw, arrange reinforcement and show as graphics. The measures B and H may also be used at calculation.
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