|This task shows how to create a beam using a curve.|
|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 Curve from the Type drop down list.
|4.||In the Curve field, you can:
You see the beam display in your 3-D session as you make your selections.
|5.||When selecting curves, you can click
alongside the Curve field, and the Curve dialog
The Curve dialog box lists the curved beams you selected.
You can use the Curve dialog box to replace a curve with another curve.
|6.||You can also remove curves from
dialog box. Select the curves you
want to remove, and click the Remove button.
The selected curves are removed from the list.
Click Close when you have made all the necessary changes.
|7.||In the Surface field,
You see the beams display in your 3-D session as you make your selections.
|8.||You can click the Reverse Orientation button to change the orientation of the beams.|
|9.||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.
|10.||Enter a value under Offset to offset the beam from the limit. You can enter both negative (removes material) and positive (adds material) values.|
|9.||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).