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Page 5: XSect (Cross Section)

  • xsect panel
  • Figure 1 - XSect Interface

Purpose: This interface is use to create the following cross section definitions:

  • *DATABASE_CROSS_SECTION_SET
  • *DATABASE_CROSS_SECTION_PLANE

This is an alternate method to using Page 3 keyword cards. The definition of a plane is specified through direct interaction with the model in the graphics viewport.

Controls:

  • rbs Show - Show existing *DATABASE_CROSS_SECTION entities
  • rb Modify - Modify existing *DATABASE_CROSS_SECTION entities
  • rb Create - Create new *DATABASE_CROSS_SECTION entities
  • rb Delete - Delete existing *DATABASE_CROSS_SECTION entities

For Show, Modify, and Delete, the Entity Operation Interface is displayed in the secondary controls area. For Create, the bottom panel is as shown in Figure 2 below.

  • rbs Plane - Set current section type for plane
  • rb Set - Set current section type for set

  • Label: Set current entity label type

All
 Select all *DATABASE_CROSS_SECTION
None
 Deselect all *DATABASE_CROSS_SECTION
Rev
 Reverse selection *DATABASE_CROSS_SECTION
Alist
 Select all entities within the selected range
Apply
 Apply entries for creation/modification
Cancel
 Cancel this modification or selection
Write
 Write selected section data to file
Done
 Exit *DATABASE_CROSS_SECTION data interface

  • Click item from list to select (1)

Bottom Panel:

  • xsect bottom
  • Figure 2 - Create Bottom Panel
  • XV: X-direction of head of edge vector
  • YV: Y-direction of head of edge vector
  • ZV: Z-direction of head of edge vector
  • LENL: Length of L edge
  • LENM: Length of M edge

Embedded in middle portion of this panel is the Vector Operation Interface. Follow the link for a detailed description.

  • CSID: Rigid body or accelerometer ID
  • ITYPE: Flag for local system type
  • Title: Enter title

    PSID
     Part set ID link button
    Cre_PSet
     Create part set by genselect

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