Displays the controls used to add a shrinkage margin to plate edges or profile ends.
Activates the Shrinkage Properties dialog box, which you use to view and modify the properties of the shrinkage margin that you are about to place in the model. For more information, see Shrinkage Properties Dialog Box.
Plates or Profiles
Select the plate or profile part to which you want to add the shrinkage. You can select the part in a graphic view or in the Workspace Explorer.
Because of the different ways in which shrinkage is applied to plates and profiles, you can only select either plates or profiles.
Select a line to indicate the primary direction for the shrinkage. The primary direction vector is in the direction of the first selected plate lateral face.
Select a line to indicate the secondary direction for the shrinkage. The secondary direction vector is perpendicular to the primary direction vector unless another plate lateral face is selected.
Creates the shrinkage using the parameters that you have defined.
Check the rule to get values of Shrinkage Type, directions (Primary and Secondary), and factors (Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary) from the rule for the selected part to place shrinkage.
Select the mode of shrinkage to apply. The following options are available:
Assembly - Places global axis shrinkage on an assembly.
Part-Assembly Based - Places shrinkage on the parts of an assembly depending on the shrinkage of the assembly.
Part-Private - Places shrinkage on the parts.
Select the direction type of shrinkage to apply.
By Axis - Uses a grid system axis to define the shrinkage direction.
By Edge - Uses one of two edges to determine the shrinkage directions.
By Vector - Provides an additional list called selection method from which you can select the primary and secondary shrinkage directions.
Select a factor for the amount of extra material to apply in the tertiary direction.
Shows all the frame systems from the catalog rule in the range of the selected plate. This option is only visible when the Type is By Axis.
Select an axis corresponding to the frame system selected in the Frame System select list to represent the Primary Direction. This axis can also be picked in the Primary Direction step. This option is only visible when the Type is By Axis.
Select an axis corresponding to the frame system selected in the Frame System select list to represent the Secondary Direction. This axis can also be picked in the Secondary Direction step. This option is only visible when the Type is By Axis.
Select a factor for the amount of extra material to apply in the primary direction.
Select a factor for the amount of extra material to apply in the secondary direction.
The units displayed in the primary and secondary factor fields are determined by the Slope setting on the Units of Measure tab of the Options dialog box. Click Tools > Options to display this dialog box.
If no shrinkage is needed in the secondary direction, use a Secondary Factor of 1.00.