Section Property Calculator - Composite section

Question:

Good morning,

I am experiencing problems in the definition of a composite section for a metallic composite box girder. I have previously successfully defined the sections, but now the design has been refined and wall have been thinned as a consequence.
As a result I am getting that the SPC meshing process completes fine but once I import the .sec file into my project I get a message saying that the mesh has not been calculated correctly, hence the display in hidden will not work. The section properties seem to be ok, but I was wondering if there is a way around this problem (also, not having the 3D section showing alright will raise some eyebrows in the managers, hence I’d like to solve it).
Can you please give me some guidance as to what to do?


Answer:

Hello,

The actual issue was with the coordinates in SPC file. These coordinates were too large to handle for SPC and the information was being lost when it was imported to civil. It is recommended to always have the geometry near origin in the SPC file. Once this is done, the import is fine and 3D view is also clearly visible.

The modified files are attached. Kindly let us know if further assistance would be required.
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Creation date: 10/27/2017 5:46 AM ()      Updated: 10/27/2017 3:21 PM ()
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