Using Section Manipulators
||This task shows how to
use section manipulators.
||Section manipulators display when you are
placing stiffeners and beams. You can also use them when you are editing
the objects. It allows you to perform tasks you can do through the
Material & Orientation tabs, but using visual displays instead.
(You will not have manipulators when using the Stiffener
on Free Edge command.)
||When placing or editing a beam,
you can set the angle and anchor point, and flip it, by using the
manipulator. (This same action can be done by selecting in the dialog
box.) In the image below, the dots set the anchor point (denoted by the
number 1). The arcs, and the arrows can be used to change the angle. The
center manipulator arrow is used to flip the section. More information
about these actions can be found in Defining Orientation
||When placing a section you can set
the anchor point by clicking on one of the three dots, noted by the
number 1 in the manipulator image below. (This same action can be done
by selecting in the Anchor Point field of the dialog box.) You can also
flip by clicking on the arrowhead (number 2). These actions are also
explained in the task Defining Orientation (for stiffeners).
are placing or editing more than one section than the manipulator will display on
one section only, but the actions will apply to all sections.