Steel Linear Elements Properties - NTC


By default, each steel element is calculated using the global steel design assumptions, in conformity with the current standard, but the steel assumptions can be defined locally for each element using the options available in the properties window.



Accessing the Steel Design Properties of the selected element

To display only the steel design properties of the selected element(s), from the Properties filter drop-down list select Steel Properties.

Steel linear elements properties

Properties window


Using the Properties window 

In the properties window, you can view and modify the properties of steel linear elements, allowing for detailed customisation and management.


Key Features and Functions:

  1. Clipping of forces
  1. Steelwork Design


Effective characteristics

Effective characteristics dialog box


Description of the Effective Characteristics dialog box:


  1. Advanced stability (2nd order)


  1. Deflections
  1. Buckling


Buckling configuration

Buckling dialog



  1. Lateral-torsional buckling
  1. Imperfections EC3

Please note that these properties differ for beams and columns. See below for more details:

  1. Columns:

The button displays the Global sway imperfections window:


Global sway imperfections window

Global sway imperfections




  1. Beams:

  1. Fire verification - allows to set the fire verification parameters:
  1. Arcelor castellated beams: allows the definition of castellated beams.
  1. Angle verification - only for elements with L-type cross section



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