|This task explains how to create a beam using two beams and a plane.|
With your 3-D session open, click the Beam button . The Beam dialog box displays with the Geometry tab selected.
|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 Beams and Plane from the Type drop down list.
If you select the Chain checkbox, the last Beam 2 selected is taken as the Beam 1 of the next beam.
|4.||In the Plane field,
select a plane. You can:
|5.||In the Beam 1 and
Beam 2 fields,
You see the beams display as you make your selections.
In the above illustration, the newly created beams are the two horizontal beams. By selecting the higher of the two planes and Beam 1 and Beam 2, you create the top beam. By selecting the lower plane and Beam 1 and Beam 2, you create the bottom beam.
When selecting a plane, you can click
alongside the Plane field, and the Plane dialog
When selecting beams, you can click alongside the Beam 1 and Beam 2 fields, and the First Beam and Second Beam dialog boxes display.
The dialog boxes list the planes and beams you selected.
You use the dialog boxes to replace planes with other planes, and beams with other beams.
You can also remove planes and beams from the Plane dialog box and the First Beam and Second Beam dialog boxes. Select the planes and beams you want to remove, and click the Remove button.
Click OK on the Beam dialog box when you are done.
|8.|| You can change the values of a
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).