Why to use built up steel cross-section


IDEA StatiCa Connection can add fixed support only to one member. If you have connection like the one in the figure, you need to use a composed cross-section (for the column).


You could use several predefined types in Cross-section navigator


or define your own type in General cross-section editor.



You can design joints defined by general cross-section with several parts to satisfy your needs.


Next links:

How to create and use a custom cross-section

How to Import a plate from DXF

IDEA StatiCa tutorial – General 3D joint (EN)