|This task shows how to create a beam with two points.|
|1.||With your 3-D session open, click the Beam button . The Beam dialog box displays with the Geometry tab selected.|
|2.||Select from the
Category drop down list. (This task uses
Beam as an example.)
You can select More to display the Class Browser, and select from what is available in the catalog.
The name of the beam is assigned automatically, using the object naming rules. If you want to assign your own name to the beam, uncheck the Automatic box and enter a name.
|3.||Select Point to Point from the Type drop down list.
If you select the Chain checkbox, the last end point selected becomes the start point of the next beam.
|4.||In the Start and End
fields, select a position along the support curve of an existing beam.
You can do any of the following:
You see the beams display in your 3-D session as you make your selections.
When selecting start points, you can click
alongside the Start field, and the Start Point dialog
When selecting end points, you can click alongside the End field, and the End Point dialog box displays.
The Start Point and End Point dialog boxes list the points you selected.
You can use the dialog boxes to replace a point with another point.
You can also remove points from
the list in the Start Point and End Point
dialog boxes. Select the points you
want to remove from the list, and click the Remove button.
The selected points are removed from the list, and the corresponding beams are deleted in the 3-D session, and in the specifications tree.
Click Close when you have made all the necessary changes.
NOTE: If the points you removed from the list were selected on the plane system grid, or were created using the list of GSD stacking commands, the points are removed from the 3-D session. If you used the Generative Shape Design workbench to create points, these points are not removed from the 3-D session.
In the Length
field, enter the offset from the start of the selected beam. If you select the Ratio checkbox, the fixed length is
converted to a ratio.
NOTE: You must select the point on a beam to define a length or a ratio.
|8.||Select Start or End in the Limits
section to limit the placed beam.
NOTE: When you define a limit, the Invert Beam button becomes available. You can click it to invert a beam.
|9.||Enter a value under Offset to offset the beam from the limit. You can enter both negative (removes material) and positive (adds material) values.|
|10.||Click OK when you are done.|
You can change the values of a beam
by double clicking on the beam in your 3-D session.
The Beam dialog box displays. Change the values as required.
Some fields are not available, and cannot be changed (such as Category).