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SDC Verifier supports elements of all properties from Femap.

Material and Title of the following property types can be modified inside SDC Verifier: Rods, Tubes, Bars, Beams, Plates, and Solids:

Properties | SDC Verifier

Bar and Beams

Bars and beams are very similar. They have the following differences:

  Bar beam
Tapered No Yes
Warping constant No Yes
Neutral axis offset No Yes
Section shape Yes Yes

Properties Bar | SDC Verifier

Bar work plane

Properties Beam | SDC Verifier

Beam work plane

All shape properties are read from the model. For tapered beam Shape End B properties are enabled.

Rods, Tubes, Plate, and Solids

Properties Rod | SDC Verifier

Rod Workplane

Properties Tube | SDC Verifier

Tube Workplane

Properties Plate | SDC Verifier

Plate Workplane

Properties Solid | SDC Verifier

Solid Workplane

The Properties menu commands:

Properties Menu | SDC Verifier

Remove Multiple - select properties to remove. The properties that are used in the model will not be removed:

Properties Remove Multiple | SDC Verifier

Set Material - set the material to multiple properties:

Properties Set Material | SDC Verifier

Select the properties and the material to be applied. Press Set to selected to change the material. The material will be immediately replaced in the model.

Plate Thickness - plot labels of thicknesses of the plate properties using Labels Plotter Control:

Colored Plot - plot selected properties in colors and put labels using Labels Plotter Control.


Add to Library - available only for properties with shapes (beam/bars). Store shape to Shape Library;

Remove - remove property from the model if it is not used.


In some cases, there is a necessity to check calculations according to the standard but using a different shape. Re-analyzing the full model might be a time-consuming process. To avoid such cases it is possible to map a bar or beam (End A only) shapes.

Press Edit Mapped Shape on respective Beam or Bar property to select a shape from the library:

Properties Shape Mapping | SDC Verifier

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

Orientation - all shapes in the library are stored with a Y right and Z top orientation. When shape in the model has different orientation - it is possible to choose respective orientation manually or use best matched orientation to fit inertia of the shape;

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.

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

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

Properties Beam Mapped | SDC Verifier

Differences from the 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.

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

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

Properties Multiple Shapes Mapping | SDC Verifier

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 the 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 a torsional constant in the library;

Orientation - is used to compare Iyy and Izz to be in the same orientation as in the model;

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

Search For Same Type - find mapped shapes only among the type of original shape;

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

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

Properties Multiple Shapes Select | SDC Verifier

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

Remove Shapes Mapping - remove mapped shapes from selected properties;

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

Map Shapes as Symmetric - Eurocode and AISC standards can perform checks only for symmetric shapes. In case the non-symmetric shapes are used in the model transform them to symmetric:

Note: It is possible to map I, Channel and Rectangular Tube shapes. Minimum values between the flange widhts/thicknesses will be used.