SDC Verifier


SDC Verifier treats each Geometry body as separate property. List of model properties is displayed under Model -> Property node:

The following work planes will be displayed:

Line property work plane

In some cases there is a necessity to check calculations according to the standard but using different shape. Re-analyzing the full model might be a time consuming process. To avoid such cases it is possible to map beam shapes. Press Edit Mapped Shape to select shape from the library:

The list of available shapes will be displayed. Automatic sorting is applied by pressing on a column title (e.g. "Name" or "Total").

Original shape - characteristics of original shape from the model if no mapping is applied to the property. Characteristics of previous mapped property otherwise;

Mapped shape - characteristic of the selected shape from the shape library;

Differences in percentages from original shape are calculated and marked in colors.

Note: The difference is marked with color by following ranges: [0%; 25%] - green color, (25; 50%] - yellow, (50%; 75%] - orange, >75% - red;

Total difference is an average difference between the Area, Iyy, Izz, Izy, Torsional and Warping constants differences.

Navigate to selected - if the list was scrolled up/down, scrolls to the last selected position.

Filter by name - filters sections by text. For example, 'AISC' filter will display all sections from the AISC library and 'Eurocode' only form Eurocode 3 libraries.

Press OK to map selected shape.

Note: Dimensions from the mapped shape will be used in calculations automatically.

Shape Mapped page will be added to the beam property control.

Differences from original shape will be displayed in colors. The total difference is shown in the separate text block under the picture.

Clear mapped shape - remove mapped shape from the property. All check results related to properties will be cleared automatically.

Note: Add, edit or remove shape mapping is applied immediately. All check results related to properties will be cleared automatically.

Surface property work plane

Solid property work plane

All parameters of the properties are read from Ansys and cannot be modified.

Press Apply to edit Title, Description of the selected property.

Note: Title will be edited in SDC Verifier only.

Properties menu commands:

Plate thickness - open window to plot thicknesses of the surface bodies:

Selection - display only properties that exist in current selection;

Search filter - filter property thicknesses by text;

Press All to select all or None to deselect all properties from the list;

Plot - plot selected thicknesses:

Labels of thickness values and colors are displayed.

Add/Edit Shape Mapping - replace original shape with a shape from the library for multiple properties:

Property Name - name of the property in the model;

Search Name - name that is used to search in the library. Property name without Id is used by default;

Mapped property - name of the currently mapped property.

Search Settings:

Search type - apply search by one of criteria:

- Area, Ixx, Iyy and Ixy - search the most suitable shapes by 4 parameters comparing each parameter separately;

- Search Name - search by Search Name value from the table;

- Area (Calculated) - search the most suitable shapes by calculated area (root radiuses are not taken into account);

- Area - search the most suitable shapes by area in the library;

- Ixx - search the most suitable shapes by Ixx in the library;

- Iyy - search the most suitable shapes by Iyy in the library;

- Ixy - search the most suitable shapes by Ixy in the library;

- Warping Constant - search the most suitable shapes by warping constant in the library;

- Torsional Constant - search the most suitable shapes by torsional constant in the library;

Max difference (%) - the maximum possible difference between the original and mapped shapes that passes the selected criteria. Default value is 1%;

Search for selected - search for mapped shapes from the library that matches selected criterion;

Note: If several shapes are found for one property, first shape will be selected by default. It is possible to pick other shape by selecting from the dropdown list in the table:

Update selected - update mapped shapes for selected properties in the model;

Remove shape mapping - select properties to remove mapped shapes:

Note: Only properties that contain mapped shapes are displayed in the list.