I would like to model in ansys a one-half of a ring with variable cross-section. What is the easiest way to define variable cross-section for elements in ansys? Do I have to define 5 (for example) different cross-section for each of 5 elements, if I create 5 beam element with different cross-sections and other section properties? Can I import the table of cross-section and then somehow link it with the element type properties? Which element type can I link with the imported table? I don't know with wich element types does function preprocesor-sections-beam-... work. Thanks for your help!