SkyCiv Section Builder Software Features

SkyCiv Section Builder

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    • Built-Up Sections with Multiple Shapes
    • Composite Sections with Multiple Materials
    • Template Shapes
    • International Catalogs of Sections
    • Save and Load Your Sections
    • Custom Shapes - via points
    • Custom Shapes - via a line path
    • Custom Shapes - via a DXF import
    • Holes and Cutouts
    • Rotate, Translate, and Mirror
    • Calculate Geometric Properties
    • Calculate Bending Properties
    • Calculate Shear Properties
    • Calculate Torsion Properties
    • Transformed Section Properties
    • Torsion Constant via FEA
    • Warping Constant via FEA
    • Built in screenshot and dimension hide/show tools.
    • Hand Calculations

Cloud Based Section Property Analysis Software

SkyCiv Section Builder is a comprehensive section property analysis software that allows you to analyse geometric, bending, shear, and torsion properties. Build your sections out of multiple shapes from templates, or define your own via points, line paths, or a DXF import from CAD! Model and analyse your sections faster than ever!

SkyCiv Engineering Software is all online. This allows users to access their programs and files from a web browser. Work from anywhere, anytime! No need to install or update the program. This is a cost effective solution with no further costs such as maintenance or updates.

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beam section software screenshot custom shapes

An example of a Box Girder Section being displayed in SkyCiv Section Builder

Standard Templates and Database of Sections

Several templates available to get you started!
  • Choose from:
    • Rectangular/Square
    • Hollow Rectangular/Square
    • Circular
    • Hollow Circular
    • I-beam
    • T-beam
    • L-beam (Angle)
    • Double Angle *NEW*
    • Channel
    • Double Channel *NEW*
    • Triangular
    • Hollow Triangular
    • Box Girder
  • Change dimensions via the form or dimension lines!
  • Tap into an international database of sections from America, Australia, Britain, and Europe.
custom section analysis of a beam section using SkyCiv Section Builder

Custom Shapes

Need to model a shape not available in our templates? Specify your own custom shapes:
  • Points Shape: Define points and create your own polygons. Specify fillets at any point.
  • Line Shape: Define a line path and create a polygon with a thickness and radius.
  • DXF Import: Prefer to sketch in CAD first? Simply save to a DXF file and import into SkyCiv's Section Builder for analysis.
Custom section shape being shown integrated with Structural Analysis software

Fully Integrated

The great thing with SkyCiv, is under one account you are given full access to all our Structural Analysis Software. The Section Builder is then also:
  • Fully Integrated with SkyCiv Structural 3D
  • Fully Integrated with SkyCiv Beam
  • All included in one account - full access to all the above software under one account!
Example of a Built up Beam Section using SkyCiv Section Builder

Built-Up Sections

Model your built-up section by adding multiple shapes:
  • Add shapes from one of our many templates.
  • Operations including rotation, translation, and mirroring can be used to specify relative positioning.
  • Calculate geometric, bending, shear, and torsion properties.
  • Utilises meshing and FEA to solve torsion constant and warping constant. More accurate than approximate methods which only work for some geometries.
hand calculations of oment of inertia and centroid using SkyCiv Section Builder

Hand Calculations

Get full, step by step, hand calculations for your section properties! Hand calculations available for:
  • Area
  • Centroid
  • Moment of Inertia (About z, y, zy (when relevant), and principal axes
  • Angle of Rotation
Hand calculation feature current available for Rectangular, Hollow Rectangular, Circular, Hollow Circuluar, I-Beam, T-Beam, Angle (L-Beam), Channel, and Triangular sections.
Example of a composite beam section being built up of concrete and steel using SkyCiv Section Builder

Composite Sections

Need to model sections made up of different materials? We have you covered:
  • Assign individual materials to individual shapes.
  • Preset materials means you can select your material from a drop down list for fast entry!
  • Calculate section properties via the Transformed Section Method.
  • Original section properties also presented in comparison.
  • Easily model laminar beams and other built-up sections made up of different materials.
Example of a beam section with a cutout analysed using SkyCiv Section Builder

Holes and Cutouts

Create holes and cutouts in your sections!
  • Simple checkbox to specify cutouts/holes.
  • Section properties calculated accordingly.

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