Projected Area
KeyCreator \ Verify \ Projected-Area

Location: Tools>Verify>Projected Area

This function projects all selectable bodies (solids, sheets, shells) onto a plane to determine the area. The result is reported as a note and plane entity.

 

Using the Function:

When the Projected Area function is run, a dynamic projection plane is created on the C-Plane with a preview of the shaded area which the selectable bodies cast onto that plane. This plane can be repositioned by the user using the standard DynaHandle controls.

The Conversation Bar contains a menu with additional options to move the projection plane.

 

Options:

+X, -X, +Y, -Y - rotate the projection plane about  the specified axis using the  increment set in the DynaHandle menu

C-Plane - re-orients the projection plane to the current C-Plane

World - re-orients the projection plane to the World view (DV = 1)

Plane - provides a standard plane definition menu to define a 3D plane to which to orient the projection plane

 

 

When the projection plane is in the correct position select Accept. A plane entity to mark the plane and note ("Projected Area = VALUE") will be generated on the projection plane. The text uses detail settings and can be altered using Edit>Entities>Edit.