Defining and assigning section properties

You define the properties of a part through sections. After you create the section, you can use one of the following two methods to assign the section to the part in the current viewport:

  • You can simply select the region from the part and assign the section to the selected region.

  • You can use the Set toolset to create a homogeneous set containing the region and assign the section to the set.

For the cantilever beam tutorial you will create a single homogeneous solid section that you will assign to the beam by selecting the beam from the viewport. The solid section will contain a reference to the material Steel that you just created.

In this section:

Defining a homogeneous solid section
Assigning the section to the cantilever beam