Creating RSECTION Cross-Section from DXF File
Would you like to create a cross-section from the import of a DXF file? It's very easy. You have the following options:
- Create elements automatically
- Use DXF template lines as centerlines of elements with a defined thickness
Do you select the option to create the elements automatically? In that case, the program creates the elements and the associated parts for you from the contour of the outline. It only creates the elements not exceeding a definable maximum thickness. Do you have the cross-section geometry as a gravity line model? Then use DXF template lines as centerlines of elements with a defined thickness. Define a thickness that is assigned equally to all elements. Do you miss the "Create elements automatically" and "Create elements on lines" functions? Don't worry, both are also available in the "Edit" menu under "Manipulation."
Using WebService API in Conjunction with EXCEL and Python
Spreadsheet programs like MS EXCEL are very popular with engineers because they allow you to simply automatize your calculations and quickly output the results. Therefore, combining MS EXCEL used as a graphical interface with Dlubal's WebService API is an obvious choice. By means of the free xlwings library for Python, it is possible to control MS EXCEL as well as read and write values. The functionality is described in the following, using an example.
- When importing a cross-section from RSECTION 1, I get an error message regarding the version. What can I do?
- When using the search function of the cross-section library, a lot of similar cross-section series are displayed. How can I limit the search results to the exact cross-section description?
- How can I activate or deactivate the "Drag and Drop" function?
The RSECTION stand-alone program determines the section properties for any thin-walled and massive cross-sections and performs a stress analysis.