Beam ShapesKeyCreator \ Tools \ Structural-Shapes \ Beam-Shapes
The Structural Shapes program creates structural beams parametrically, based on AISC Standards. Data can be entered for all parameters of the beam section to create.
The following beam shapes are available.
This setting controls the overall depth of the beam (including flange).
This setting controls the thickness of the web portion–the structural material connecting the flanges.
This setting controls the width of the flange portion.
This setting controls the thickness of the flange portion.
To determine the exact "K" value for a given shape, you should consult the AISC "Manual of Steel Construction." A general rule of thumb is that the "K" value is roughly double the flange thickness (+/- 25%).
This setting controls the overall length of the beam.
Choose thve type of beam you wish to create.
If you choose to create a flange with a slope, you can specify a value for the slop as either a degree or percentage.
Choose a Representation for the shape: