Managing the properties of linear elements within Advance Design can simplify your project workflow. Here’s a simple guide on how to adjust and save these settings effectively.
The elements' properties can be configured using the properties window. The settings are applied to a single element or to a selection of elements which share common features. Linear element properties can be saved as .XML files which can be loaded in other projects and used as templates.
Select a linear element or a group of linear elements.
The properties window displays the properties of the selected element. In case of a multiple selection, it displays the common features of the selected elements.
Access the properties window.
From the main menu, select Modify > Local axes.
From the element context menu, select Modify local axes.
Modify local axes
Assume:
A linear element created from I toward J
A point K:
x: collinear with IJ, and x · IJ > 0
y x, as y (I, J, K) plane and y · IK > 0
z, as (x, y, z) right-handed coordinate system
Orientation
K cannot be aligned with I and J.
In this case, you need to configure the linear element orientation using the K point as a reference and to follow these steps:
Orientation
View the point ID number in the point properties window, Identifier field.
Assume:
A local coordinate system R1 (x1, y1, z1) defined by default or manual orientation (by a point)
A rotation angle of θ degrees
The R2 coordinate system defined by angle is obtained from R1 by rotation around the x1 axis:
Angle
Eccentricity