|This task shows you how to position a branch routable precisely. . . . .|
|This function allows you to use the Offset Plane feature to position the Branch at a precise point along the support or center line of the Main. In the illustration below the branch path reservation will be placed in the center. A branch is also referred to as the Slave Connector, and the routable of which it is a branch termed a Master Connector.|
|The two routables must be connected for the function to work.|
|1.||Select the Main routable and
click the Offset Plane button. The Main
will display nodes at the beginnings and ends of segments and a square
(section detail) in the center of segments.
|2.||Move the mouse pointer to the Main Routable - a
white square shows. Snap the white offset plane square to any of the nodes
or section detail squares and click the left mouse button. A blue square
will appear. See
Using Offset Planes for more information.
|3.||Click the right mouse button on the Branch. In the menu that displays, select the line that corresponds to the Branch element, in this case path reservation2 object, then click Definition in the pop-up menu. This displays the Definition dialog box.|
|4.||Click and drag the support line toward the blue
square. A label will display the distance. Release the button when it reads
0 ft and click OK on the Definition dialog box.
The Branch path reservation will assume the new position.
|To place a routable at a precise distance from an end or a node, snap the offset plane to that node or end. Then enter the distance in the step input box. Follow the steps above to move the Branch and click OK on the Definition dialog box when the required distance is reached.|