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Added August 31, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Plate Work

This advanced option is used to artificially manipulate which side of a plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

is considered as the 'longest'.

The longest side of polygon plates always faces downwards in drawings, which can affect plates with perpendicular edges.

This information can then be used, for example, in changing the rotation of a plate in drawings, or when choosing which side of a plate is to be considered the 'Length' and 'Width'.

This advanced option is used for plates with perpendicular sides in drawings. This advanced option rotates plates if there is some edge which is perpendicular to the current one and it is not adjacent edge.

The default value is 1.5.

In the example above, when you set XS_POLYGON_PERPENDICULAR_EDGE_PREFERENCE_FACTOR to 1, all sides are multiplied by 1, and view restriction box is drawn according to the longest side. The result is that the Length = 2715.02, and Width = 1046.94.

If you set this advanced option to 10, perpendicular corner edges A’ and B’ are multiplied by 10. If the result is larger than the longest side C’, the view restriction box is drawn using the sides A’ and B’. The result would be Length = 2353.55, and Width = 1353.55.

This advanced option is model specific and the setting is saved in the options databasedatabase file that contains the settings of model-specific general settings and advanced options

There are two options databases, the model options database (options_model.db) and the drawing options database (options_drawings.db).


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