Select the Customized Segment
from the Angular Limitations toolbar.
The dialog box appears without any existing
customized Segment selected. So, you can either select an existing
one that was previously created, or create a new one.
To create a new customized Segment, select New.
The command prompt asks "please select the first segment
to which the Segment will be attached". Select the required
The command prompt asks for a second segment, select the required segment.
The data appears in the dialog box, and the angle appears
on the manikin.
Select the Customized Segment to activate the Segment
in the 3D Geometry window.
Right-click in the shaded area to access the Contextual
Select Add to create the
preferred angles. (Don't forget to
put in a score number (1-10)). You will be able to add Preferred Angles
by using the current contextual menu command. The following dialog box
will also pop-up allowing you to edit the zones. This dialog is exactly
the same one that you will find on the standard segments (Segments). The
Body Element field will show which segments are the reference of the
Add required amount of customized segments by using the
Close, and selecting Add again from the contextual
Close the Customized segments window, and follow the same procedure for a second customized
Close the Customized Segments for preferred
angles dialog box when completed.
To remove a customized segment, select the item in the
list. The Remove button will
simply remove the Segment item that has been pre-selected in the list.
To view the customized Segments on the manikin, right-click
on the manikin, in the contextual window, select Properties,
tab. Select the options as shown.
Select the Apply, and OK. The manikin's segment color changes to the selected preferred angle.
Select the Edits the angular limitations and the
select the manikin's chest. Right-click on the preferred
angles area, and select the proper DOF if required.
A selection or creation of a Customized Preferred Angle
will activate the display of the arrows representing the current position
(blue arrow) and the cumulative range of motion (white arrows) in the 3D
The 0 degree position of any customized preferred angle
is defined when the body is standing straight (anatomical posture). The
Preferred Angles edition and creation capability will be available on
this Segment just like on the standard Segments (segments).
Click the O deg, (hold and move
the mouse), will move the manikin. The color will change according to
the preferred angles that was previously set.
The result of the Customized Preferred Angles will be
displayed in the Opens the Postural Score Panel
just underneath the
Standard Segments in both the list and chart
presentations. To view this DOF, in the DOF pull-down window, select the
DOF2 (abduction/adduction). If you move the manikin the Postural
score shall be reflected in the dialog box.
The results will be updated and can be exported in a
report with the Preferred Angles of the standard Segments.
Finally, the Customized Preferred Angles will be listed
in the Preferred Angles Properties, tab as well.