Plane types

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance

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Plane types

Plane types

When you add distance variables to a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

, you must select a plane type. The plane type defines what planes you can select.

You have the following options:

Plane type



Boundary planes

You can select the edges of a bounding box that surrounds the profile.

Center planes

You can select the center planes of a profile.

Outline planes

You can select the outer and inner surfaces of a profile.

Cut planes

If the part contains line, part, or polygon cuts, this option enables you to select cut surfaces. Fittings cannot be selected.

Component planes

What you can select depends on the component type and the Position type of the custom component.

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