Profiles


Mirror Profiles

You can mirror profiles using Mirror tool on the profile tab. It can be used to mirror individual or multiple profiles. Profiles are mirrored about the vertical axis (Y-axis) of the cross-section.



Profile Merge Improvements

You can now merge profiles, even when the ends are separated or overlap.  The option system still requires profile ends to touch in order to merge the profiles during option solving.

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Shape Profiles with Top and Bottom Planes of an Area

You can shape profiles that belong to a framing layer using the top or bottom planes of the layer.  Select profile(s), select "Cut with area" from the Profile tab, then select top or bottom plane and enter an offset distance if needed.




Add Holes and Notches using Parametric Models

You can create holes and notches in profiles using parametric models. A few example models are available in the shared\picts\notching_tools folder. The available shapes are round hole, rectangular hole, obround hole, middle notch, and end notch. It is also possible to create parametric hole patterns, if needed.

To add the model, select G4 Part from File from the Advanced Modeling menu on the Modeling tab, select the model file, then position the model on the profile as needed.

If the machining part is not visible in the model, press the M key to toggle the part visibility.  The machining  is highlighted in the model with red color.

After the model is added and visible, create the feature by selecting the profile, right-click and select Advanced → Modify Part by Model, then select the model and confirm.


Add Notches using 3 Point Lines

You can add a notch to a profile using a 3 point line or perpendicular 4 point notch.  Draw the line in the 3D model, select the profiles you want to notch, right-click and select Advanced → Modify Part by Line, then select the line and confirm.


Connect modeled parts to profiles

You can make fixing parts using Advanced modeling tools. It's now possible to fix those parts to profiles and show them in part drawings.