Using Standard Profiles with Structural Applications

If you exchange data with structural applications, it can be helpful to use standard elements as your steel profiled Columns or Beams. During the data exchange process, numerous structural engineering programs are able to recognize and identify such standard elements accurately and completely.

In ARCHICAD, the Options > Import Standard Steel Profile command brings up the Profile Database, from which you can import profile shapes and sizes, which are listed by their country-specific code numbers.

See Use Standard Steel Column or Beam Profile.

Hint: Standard profiles can serve as the basis for creating additional, standard-shaped (e.g. I-shaped) profiles that have a custom name or additional details (such as a fillet radius) – use the Profile Manager to duplicate and edit a standard profile.

See Profile Manager Dialog Box.

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