Formation of any types of cross-sections and calculation of their geometric properties on the basis of the solid rods theory


Consul enables you to create arbitrary sections and calculate their geometric properties on the basis of the solid rods theory.

The graphical interactive tools enable to create complex sections of an arbitrary shape with holes and include the functions of rounding angles, editing the contour of the section and the coordinates of the vertices, moving a group of the selected vertices. The application enables to import the sections from the DWG or DXF file formats, and to work with the parametric sections specified by the user.

The following main characteristics can be obtained in the result of the calculation — cross-sectional area, values of the moments of inertia, radii of gyration, section moduli, torsional and sectorial properties, coordinates of the shear center.

Consul enables to obtain the fields of normal stresses if the internal forces in the section have been specified.

The calculated geometric properties can be used in SCAD when specifying the stiffness properties of the elements.


Consul functions under Windows operating environment. All the windows, dialog boxes and controls are fully consistent with this environment.

Help (Reference information)

The application is provided with a detailed help which includes descriptions of the user interface and conventions of using the application.

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