|This task shows you
how to create a plane system grid.
A plane system grid represents a set of perpendicular reference planes. Each line on the grid is a reference plane.
|Before you can
create a plane system grid, you must create either:
The system/design unit you create displays in the specifications tree.
|1.||When you are in the
Structure Functional System Design workbench, click the plus sign
next to the system to expand the tree and display the part.
Double-click on the part on the specifications tree.
Make sure you are now in the Structure Functional Object Design workbench.
When you are in the Structure Detail System Design workbench, click the plus sign next to the design unit to expand the tree and display the part.
Make sure you are now in the Structure Detail Object Design workbench.
Click the Plane System
and the Plane System Grid dialog box displays.
Select a support in the Support field in one of the following ways:
|3.||If you choose to right click in
the Support field and select Select Reference Plane...
...the Plane Systems dialog box displays.
For information on using the Plane Systems dialog box, also known as the Reference Plane Browser, see Using the Reference Plane Browser, Basic Navigation in the Structure Functional Design User's Guide and in the Ship Structure Detail Design User's Guide.
Select a plane system from the Select System drop down list.
The appropriate sub-system displays in the Select Sub-System field and a list of planes displays under Select Planes.
Select a plane from the Select Planes list. Your selection displays in the Key in Planes field.
NOTE: Do not use the plus sign (+) when keying in a plane name. For instance, you can key DECK.1, but not DECK.+1.
Click OK and you see the plane system grid that you created. The color of the grid lines match the color of the corresponding planes. If planes display as white, the corresponding grid lines display as a CATIA lowlight color.
The Support field on the Plane System Grid dialog box displays the selected plane.
NOTE: When you select a planar structural object (such as a planar plate), the Support field displays the support of the structural object.
The Plane System 1 and Plane System 2 fields display plane systems based on your selection. These plane systems are perpendicular and complementary to each other.
|Bounding Box defines
the area where the grid is clipped (using the project envelope). The
checkbox is checked by default.
Make the Boundary field active by unchecking the Bounding Box checkbox.
Click Preview to get the effect of the boundary.
In the Display section:
In the Labels Visibility drop down list, you can:
In the Labels Position drop down list, you can position the text:
If you check Selectable Points, you can select points at the intersection of grid lines. This enables you to place an object on the grid just by selecting the appropriate points.
|In each of the
following examples Permanent Grid is not checked. The images
are shown in normal view.
The following displays when:
|If the plane system
is not visible, you can click the Fit All In button to make it
You can repeat this procedure and create more than one plane system grid. But you can only have one grid visible at a time.
|You can edit the grid to shift the location of the grid.|
|On the specifications tree,
click the plus sign next to Working Supports to expand the tree
and display Plane System Grid on the tree.
Double click Plane System Grid on the specifications tree and the Plane System Grid dialog box redisplays.
Select the plane system grid in your document. Zoom In if necessary.
|Click OK and the grid shifts according to your selections.|