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1. Launch the Edit > Used cross sections command.

How are user sections automatically optimized

2. In the "Description of defined geometries" dialog box, go to the User tab and add a new cross section family: "Z Family".

How are user sections automatically optimized

3. For this new family we will create 4 new cross sections. Then, the newly created cross sections will be calculated with the Cross Sections module.

How are user sections automatically optimized

How are user sections automatically optimized

4. The Z200/2 cross section type is used for the purlins of the model. Once this cross section type is used in the model, the Z Family is automatically added in "Stored shapes".

How are user sections automatically optimized

5. After running the Finite Element Analysis and the Steel Analysis, the automatic optimization of steel profiles can be applied:

In the "Suggested shapes" dialog box, since the Z200/2 cross section has a 118.6% work ratio, the next cross section of the same family, having a work ratio less that 100% is recommended.

How are user sections automatically optimized

How are user sections automatically optimized

6. After recalculating the model, reopen the "Suggested shapes" dialog box to compare the results:

How are user sections automatically optimized

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