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Using standard steel from toolbox?

Question asked by Dave Bear on Jun 30, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 23, 2016 by Dave Bear

Hi all,

Could someone please explain the correct process for utilizing a certain size steel from SW toolbox. For example, I want to create a part that is made from a standard piece of 40x40x2.6mm square steel tube. So I go to my toolbox, select structural members, right click on square tube, find that 40x40x2.6 is indeed included in the list as a 10 metre length. I then highlight that line, close the box, and just drag the square tube icon over to my graphics area and click ok to place a representation of such tube at the origin. The problem is that I can't seem to do anything at all with it from that point onwards. I can't smart dimension it's length to start with. Am I going about this all wrong?