Rectangular Tube
KeyCreator \ Tools \ Structural-Shapes \ Rectangular-Tube

Function Location:Tools>Structural Shapes>Rectangular Tube

Setup Dialog

Standard

Sets the Channel style and size or use the below options for custom setup.

Outside Width

This setting controls the overall width of the tube.

Outside Height

This setting controls the overall height of the tube.

Wall Thickness

This setting controls the thickness of the wall material.

Corner Radius

This setting controls the blend radius for each corner. Value entered will be a mean value to be used to form the inner and outer radius. Entering a value of 0.75 will produce an outer radius of 1.0 and inner radius of 0.50 for example.

Length

This setting controls the overall length of the tube.

Rep

Choose a Representation for the shape:

  • Top - Creates a 2D top view of the shape. You will be prompted to digitize the shape bottom or center (depending on the type of shape).

  • Wire 3D - Creates a 3D wireframe view of the shape. You will be prompted to digitize the bottom or center of the shape (depending on the type). The shape will be generated in the -ZV direction in the current construction plane.

  • Solid - Creates a 3D solid representation of the shape using Solids. The shape will be generated in the -ZV direction in the current Cplane.

When complete choose OK or if you are editing an existing structural shape choose the Edit or move options

Setup
Attributes

Using this Function

After choosing setup dialog options the conversation bar position menu allows placement of the structural shape by anchor point. The anchor point for the structural shape can be changed using the generic toggle and placement of the structural shape can be altered using the Toggle Current Selection. Below the channel is placed in the top- middle of the front face using both generic toogle and Toggle Current selection (Display view=7, Cplane=6.)