SDC Verifier


The following properties can be modified inside SDC Verifier: Rods, Tubes, Bars, Beams, Plates and Solids. Other property types are shown in the tree but cannot be modified:

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

It is possible to set wind drag coefficient for bars and beams:

For bars the following work plane will be displayed:

For beams the following work plane will be displayed:

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

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 bar or beam (End A only) 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 End A 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.

Rods, Tubes, Plate and Solids

Rods and Tubes Workplanes

Plates and Solid Workplanes

The Properties menu commands:

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

Set material - set the material to multiple properties:

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

Set Beam/Bar Drag coefficient - set the drag coefficient to multiple beam and bar properties from the list:

Fill YCw and ZCw values, select the properties to change drag coefficient and press Apply button.

Note: Leave blank field not to apply the value;

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.