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ProfileItemGetCrossSection Method

Returns list of cross section points of inner surfaces from the profile item.

Namespace:  Tekla.Structures.Catalogs
Assembly:  Tekla.Structures.Catalogs (in Tekla.Structures.Catalogs.dll) Version: 2023.0.1
public CrossSection GetCrossSection(
	double RelativeLocation = 0


RelativeLocation (Optional)
Type: SystemDouble
The relative location of the cross section, values between 0 (start of profile) and 1 (end of profile).

Return Value

Type: CrossSection
List of inner cross section point lists on success, null on failure.
using System;
using Tekla.Structures.Catalogs;
using Tekla.Structures.Geometry3d;

public class Example
    public void Example1()
        LibraryProfileItem item = new LibraryProfileItem();

        if (item.Select("HEA100"))
            var section = item.GetCrossSection();
            if(section != null)
                var outerSurface = section.OuterSurface;
                if(outerSurface != null)
                    foreach (CrossSectionPoint point in outerSurface)
                        Console.WriteLine("Point " + string.Format("({0:0.000}, {1:0.000}, {2:0.000})", point.X, point.Y, point.Z));
                        Console.WriteLine("Chamfer type " + point.Chamfer.Type.ToString());
                        Console.WriteLine("Chamfer " + string.Format("({0:0.000}, {1:0.000}, {2:0.000}, {3:0.000})", point.Chamfer.X, point.Chamfer.Y, point.Chamfer.DZ1, point.Chamfer.DZ2));

                    var  outerSurfacePoints = section.OuterSurfacePoints;
                    if (outerSurfacePoints != null)
                        foreach (Point p in outerSurfacePoints)
                            Console.WriteLine("Point " + string.Format("({0:0.000}, {1:0.000}, {2:0.000})", p.X, p.Y, p.Z));

                Console.WriteLine("HEA100 cross section points selected successfully");
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