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#76371 - 04/05/22 12:54 PM User defined beam shape
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I have created a structural model in CAESAR II with user-defined section properties for multiple beam sizes (European sizes, not found in the CAESAR structural databases). The model returns accurate results; however, the shape of this custom beam is a solid rectangle. To avoid any confusion with the end customer, is there a way to make this custom section actually look like a wide flange beam?

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#76373 - 04/06/22 08:59 PM Re: User defined beam shape [Re: matt_laurent]
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No, because the software doesn't know the "user shape" is a wide flange. It could just as easily be a channel or a T-section.
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#76374 - 04/07/22 03:33 AM Re: User defined beam shape [Re: matt_laurent]
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when will developers insert european beams inside caesar? those beam are widely used in europe....

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#76376 - 04/07/22 04:49 AM Re: User defined beam shape [Re: matt_laurent]
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Some are in the German database.
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#76378 - 04/07/22 05:28 AM Re: User defined beam shape [Re: matt_laurent]
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The name may be however different. Example HEA is IPBI, HEB is IPB, UPN/UNP is U.
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#76379 - 04/07/22 05:43 AM Re: User defined beam shape [Re: danb]
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Thanks for the input and information regarding the European/German crossover designations!

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#76380 - 04/07/22 06:02 AM Re: User defined beam shape [Re: matt_laurent]
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Welcome
more info here

https://stahl.webstexx.de/

it is in german but now all the pages can be translated
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#76381 - 04/07/22 08:10 AM Re: User defined beam shape [Re: matt_laurent]
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#76382 - 04/07/22 08:12 AM Re: User defined beam shape [Re: matt_laurent]
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#76481 - 06/02/22 12:27 PM Re: User defined beam shape [Re: matt_laurent]
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yes
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