The meaning of Ct value for the W shape

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 Area: Modeling Solutions
 Subarea: Properties
 Original Author:Bentley Technical Support Group

There is a property named Ct that I see within the W shape table of the AISC steel section database. What does this stand for?

The Ct parameter is applicable only for T shapes being cut from W shapes. The parameter denotes the distance of the cg of the T section ( cut from the W shape ) from the flange as shown in the diagram below.