Creating Shapes Using Standard Sections (AISC, CISC and British steel)
When you select to build a section using the Standard Shapes... option, the Standard Steel Shapes dialog is displayed. This dialog uses the MechaTools STDShapeLib™ visual component to select a standards section. STDShapeLib™ is described in detail in chapter 6: Components and tips. STDShapeLib™ allows you to select a standard steel section using multiple optimal geometric search criterions. STDShapeLib™ also allows you to translate and rotate the section before it is added to the drawing area. Once you have selected the section, click Apply to add it to the drawing area.