Example of Direction and Alignment Vectors using Steel - CADWorx - Help

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20.1 (2020 R1)

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If you want to attach a support component to a steel member, then the Direction Vector of the Steel connection must be in the direction of the steel member because the software uses the Detect Steel option to place the support. For example, if you have a Welded Beam Attachment, the top of the support attaches to the bottom of the steel. Therefore, the top of the Welded Beam Attachment points outward, or up, toward the connecting steel member.

1. Towards the steel member

You can set the alignment vector in any direction, as long as it is perpendicular to the previously selected direction vector.