SkyCiv’s Section Builder can be used to define your member cross sections for use within our other programs (Truss, Frame, Beam, or S3D).
There are 2 ways to do this. Either:
- Use the Section Builder integrated within the other software, and save/load your section.
- Use the standalone Section Builder and save your section. Then when within the other software, load your section.
Please see this link for how to save and load your section
The following example shows you how to load your section into Beam which you previously saved in the Section Builder. The concepts are similar when trying to load up a section into Truss, Frame, or S3D.
Example: Load Your Section within Beam
In this example, you have saved a section inside of the standalone Section Builder and want to use this section within SkyCiv Beam.
Within SkyCiv Beam, click “Add/Edit Section”.
Click the “Use Section Builder” button when the pop up asks you to choose how to define your cross section.