Furniture design software DESIGN SINTEZ

Creation of nonstandard units

3D elements

3D Pipes

pipes

The module creates volumetric 3D body with the exact sizes using 2D primitives as a basis (profile of pipe) and design line for description of way. To create a pipe you have to draw in View top its form using for this purpose 2D line, broken line, arch or spline. The pipe will take the form of the design line (the used 2D primitive) from first to the end point of the chosen primitive. That means, that if you have used consistently line and arch as  a design line, the pipe will be created on continuation of the specified in the drawing primitive . For the second it is necessary to repeat operation. Construction primitive must be not   braided. The braided primitives have the form 8 (number eight). They are located on the three coordinate system axes. To avoid similar situations create design primitive in 2D plain in a view top. When is necessary its end point to be different on three of axes of coordinate system you must create primitive on two parts.

After construction of design primitive and start of operation you have to choose a basis which determines the pipe profile: Rounded, Semicircle, Rectangular, Multiangular. Each model requires entering of specific parameters (its characteristic). For example, to create a square pipe, in section Basis rectangular enter identical values for length and height. For a triangular pipe in section Basis multangular enter Number of walls = 3. For not bend the sides at the creation of a pipe it is necessary correctly to define the  position of design primitive in relation to   X and Y in the drawing (vertically or horizontally do you want to set the primitive). It is actual for all  kinds of pipes.

The options Delete design line and Delete the basis primitive are checked by default. They define whether will be removed the auxiliary element, on which basis the pipe is constructed after its creation. If you will create some identical   pipes, take off a mark for deleting of the design line to use it again, moving the created pipe. 

The button Set returns in the drawing to choice the point from which begin the pipe creation and  specifying of a design line (primitive), which shape it must  assume.

Note: There is a primitive torsion when its first and its end points have different coordinates on the coordinate system axes. For example: if coordinates of primitive are: on Z = 0 and Y = 0 for two points the torsion is impossible. If the values for its first and its end point are different, then creates a torsional primitive.

Save as unit - Saves the created element as unit with the purpose of its use (and only) in the current job. The generated unit connects  with the nomenclature identifier TA (it is used from the module Additional elements too) . If you will use the generated element for construction of new unit (module Creation of nonstandard units), you can remove this mark.   The saved as unit pipes  can't  be edited by the module  Change unit sizes.

Create a constructional line, on which you will extrude. Choose section for extrusion in the form.  Specify a way for extrusion till continuations of a constructional line and point for positioning of the created 3D element.




 3D Profiles
Profiles

The generated in section 3D elements can be used as ornaments or frames for creation of new units. Elements for creation of a structure are: design line and 2D primitive for a basis. Solid can be created by operation extrude.

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Press the mouse left button on the image of a model to choose it,  to see it  or to change the profile parameters.
At first create a design line, on which will be extruded the basis in the drawing. Use operations 2D line, 2D Broken line, 2D Arch or Polyline from the toolbar (in a mode View top). Don't use a spline line. Use only one primitive, because the line must be continuous. If the line is tortuous, it is impossible to use it for extrude.

Each primitive has its own parameters (characteristic). They are set on default with optimal values. Press the left button on the necessary to choose it. Choose a way of extruding (vertical or horizontal) depending on the position of the construction line. The extrude will begin from one of its end points (you will specify it in the drawing). If the two points are under angle , choose the most suitable extruding depending on value of an angle with the purpose of  less torsion of the created body (solid). The options Delete design line and Delete the basis primitive are active by default. But if you want again to use them for other purposes except for structures, you can switch off them. In such case after extrude move the solid to have access to them.

The extruding activates by the button Set. The operation will return you in the drawing for a choice of an index point of extrude (the mouse cursor becomes a cross) and design line (the cursor becomes a square.)

Note: There is a primitive torsion when its first and its end point have different coordinates on the three of axes of coordinate system. For example: if coordinates of primitive are: on Z = 0 and Y = 0 for two points, then the torsion is impossible. If value for its first and its end point are different, then creates a tortuous primitive.

Save as unit - Saves the created element as an unit with the purpose of its use (and only) in the current job. The generated unit connects  with the nomenclature identifier TA, used from the module Additional elements too . If you will use the generated element for construction of a new unit (module Creation of nonstandard units), you can remove this mark.  The saved as unit profiles can't  be edited by the module Change unit sizes. If the created unit will participate in formation of the drawing price, choose an option Create element nomenclature and enter its nomenclature name. The created element has a unit measure "l.m.".

Create a constructional line, on which you will extrude. Choose section for extrusion in the form.  Specify a way for extrusion till continuations of a constructional line and the insertion point of the created 3D element.

Set the profile length  choosing points in the drawing - When this option is active it is not necessary to create a constructional line and to choose a direction (Horizontal or Vertical) for extruding. The module calculates an angle and makes primitive rotation automatically. Check the option and choose a way for extrusion (Internal or External). If the option  Save as unit is active, enter the name of its layer for rendering. If the element will participate in the price  formation, mark an option Create element nomenclature.  Press the button Create. Specify (one by one) the basic points of design line in the project . For the end of choice press the right mouse button.
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