Settings and instructions for ICMECH Steels.
This section is composed by three zone. The first icon is a drop down button that is used to select the type of steel profile. The second icons group is used to select the cut or interlock at the end. The last icons group is use to activate the attach point.
When editing a steel, a combo box appears to choose which other steels to apply the same change to: Only this Steel, All Steels in this Assembly, All Steels in the Scene.
The lower section of the dialog contains the items useful to set the information related to the component. The section is divided in two parts: BOM Information and Custom Information.
BOM Information section contains the same options of the other components, but there is this option more:
User Name Prefix - This check button controls the enable state of the text item placed on the right. If this button is checked, any string placed in the text item will be used as prefix of the User Name.
For a detailed explanation of the other items see BOM information
The status bar reports the description of the selected standard rule. If you click on description Library Data Manager starts to modify the description and the rules to create the bill of materials. Close to it, on the right, there is a button that enable you to edit the geometric data file, launching the Library Data Manager - Geometry…
Steels components have a drop down section that enables you to set the properties of the cut end to the element. These are the items and the options available in this section:
The interlock cut allows you to create the profile cut for join two steels. There are two button, one for start cut and other for end, and a text box for insert the cut tolerance.
The interlock cut is available for only some steels (are ones shown in figure).
Steels components have a three buttons that enables you to set the attachment points of the steels associated to the other steels. In fact IPROSteels can automatically create and associate start and end to any steels placed in the scene. These are the items and the options available in this section:
By clicking on the buttons repeatedly, the element that is being placing, will rotate with respect to the four faces in the side or in the head.
second button - align alongside the headthird button - align over the head
The IPROSteels has some useful behaviors which improve your productivity. In fact when you drop the tool over an existing steels component, IPROSteels automatically gets the existing parameters and associate the new component to the existing one. For example, if you drop the tool on the HE 100, the dialog box will propose you the same element with same dimension. Furthermore, if you activate “Create Attach Points”, the new steels will be connected to the end.
You can change the length of the steels editing the component with a double click. Anyway if you select the IShape leg of the component, you can change it dragging the handle in the desired position. Furthermore all the BOM Information, Part Name and Custom Data are updated.
Every component defined in the User Interface has behind him some data files which contain properties and parameters related to the component itself. These files are placed in the folder of the standard rule. The main files associated to the family of components are the followings: Profil.ini and steelname.uni or steelname.din
Every numbered section is related to an icon of the component in the User Interface, and every record contains these fields:
For example, this is the structure of a Profil.ini file
#Tabella Norma Descrizione estesa FileMateriale
539778.uni | UNI5397-78 | Travi HE ad ali larghe parallele | steel.dat
539878.uni | UNI5398-78 | Travi IPE ad ali strette parallele | steel.dat
567973.uni | UNI5679-73 | Travi IPN | steel.dat
721073.uni | UNI7210-73 | Travi IPN e profilati a U e UPN | steel.dat
568073.uni | UNI5680-73 | Travi UPN | steel.dat
eu54.uni | UNIEU54 | Piccoli profilati di acciaio a U laminati a caldo | steel.dat
As you can see, under each section it is possible to place several records. Every record refers to a particular rule.
The steelname.dat files, contain the fields of the standard values related to steels normative; the structure of the files are self-explaining.
The material data file contains all the materials available for the component. All the material files are stored in the folder Norme.