How can I adjust profiles inserted in SHAPE-THIN?

Answer

If you want to modify individual elements of an inserted cross-section, you can do this by various methods.

1. Select another cross-section from the cross-section library 
If you edit the cross-section or select another one, the corresponding elements will change as well. Click the 'Parametric Input' button to modify the specified cross-section properties.

This option is especially useful if you want to keep the base geometry and symmetry of the original cross-section. Sheet thicknesses and overall height or width can be adjusted very easily this way.

2. Dividing the section into individual elements 
Thus, single independent elements are created from the inserted cross-section. Subsequently, they can be edited like normally created elements.
This procedure is useful, e.g. if you want to change the base geometry of the original cross-section.

Keywords

Cross-section Profile Parametric Element

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Cross-Sections Thin-Walled
SHAPE-THIN 8.xx

Cross-Section Properties Software

Section properties, stress analysis, and plastic design of open and closed thin-walled cross-sections

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