Projected AreaKeyCreator \ 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.
+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.