Displays controls for adding marking to the manufacturing part. This ribbon displays by default when you open the Part Editor. Using these controls, you can adjust marking lines, delete marking lines and redraw them, or delete all the marking sand draw all new markings.
Use caution when you use this tool. Persistence must pass a validation phase to ensure consistence such as closed contour segments and attributes that match expected values such as bevel and grind data that total up to the same value as the part thickness.
Validation errors are reported so that you can correct them. If there are only warnings, then persistence does not stop.
- Toggle Thickness Direction
Changes the thickness direction attributes for all selected marking line objects. The MEASURE_DIR attribute toggles between L, R, and C. The THICKNESS_DIR attribute toggles between the appropriate directions. For example, if the THICKNESS_DIR is fore, then the software toggles that attribute between fore, aft, and centered. The software also toggles the orientation of any thickness direction symbols associated with the selected objects.
Click Toggle Thickness Direction to toggle any selected marking objects. This command remains active until you click the button again or click another command. While this command is active, any marking line that you select has its attributes toggled.
Toggle Flange Direction
Changes the flange direction attributes for all selected marking line objects. The FLANGE_DIR_2D attribute toggles between L and R. The FLANGE_DIR attribute toggles between the appropriate directions. For example, the software can toggle the FLANGE_DIR attribute between fore and aft. The software also toggles the thickness direction symbols associated with the selected objects.
Click Toggle Flange Direction to toggle any selected marking objects. This command remains active until you click the button again or click another command. While this command is active, any marking line that you select has its attributes toggled.
Toggle Marking Side
Changes the MARKED_SIDE attribute for all selected marking line objects from marking to anti_marking, or the reverse. The software moves objects to the correct layer. For example, objects that were on the marking layer before this command are moved to the anti-marking layer. The software updates the line style for the changed objects. All objects that are moved to marking display in a solid line style. Objects moved to anti-marking display in a dashed line style.
Click Toggle Marking Side to toggle any selected marking objects. This command remains active until you click the button again or click another command. While this command is active, any marking line that you select has its attributes toggled.
Trim Marking Line
Trims open and closed elements to the closest intersection in both directions. To trim one element at a time, click each element that you want to trim. To trim more than one element at the same time, drag the pointer over the element segments that you want trimmed. When you release the mouse button, all the elements that are touched by the mouse path are trimmed.
Splits the selected marking object.
You must select at least one object to be split before starting this command.
After you start this command, the software prompts you to select objects to do the splitting. You can select an individual object, or drag the pointer over multiple objects. The attributes on the original objects that you split are inherited by all of the new child objects. It is not possible to split an object by itself.
Creates a copy of a selected line or group of objects at a given distance from the original object along a line normal to the line connecting the endpoints of the object. You can offset individual objects that are not closed, or groups of objects that are endpoint connected and not closed. A temporary copy of the object displays in red so that you can verify your settings. The temporary copy is not written to the design until you click Accept. This command displays the following options:
Accepts the settings and creates the offset object.
Cancels any changes, exits the command.
Toggle Offset Direction
Changes the direction of the offset from one side of the original object to the other.
Specifies the distance that the new object is offset from the original object.
If you click a new object before finalizing the offset, then the original offset is canceled and a new temporary offset is created for the new object.
When you finalize the offset, the software creates the new object with a default marking line attribute set regardless of the type of the original object.
If the original object is a line and its end points are either connected to outer contours or in close proximity to outer contours, then the new offset object is trimmed to the contours after offset.
Extends open objects to the nearest intersection point starting from the nearest end of the object that you select. If there are no objects within the extension path of the object, then the extend command does not work for that object. To extend one element at a time, click the element that you want to extend nearest to the end point that you want extended.
Change to Contour
Displays the Contours ribbon.