section wizard

Dear sir,

Both stringers of staircase having same section only difference is one is created in section wizard and one is define in section table in staad.why the bending capacity of section wizard created section is less than other one.KIndly explain.

Thank you


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  • When a section is imported from the Section Wizard, it is imported as a General section. When a General section is designed, the section is being consider as a equivalent I section by most of the design codes in STAAD.Pro, because the shape of that General section is not known for STAAD.Pro. This is why the design results are different. The only exception is EN 1993-1-1:2005 code, where you can instruct the program to design a General section as some standard shape (i.e. Tube) by using a design parameter GST.