Properties
Opens the Properties dialog box for the selected geometric construction. This option is only available after selecting an existing geometric construction.
Geometric Construction
Displays the current geometric construction interface. You can also select:

A different, recentlyused interface.
More
Opens the Select Geometric Construction dialog box. For a new geometric construction, all interfaces delivered with the software are available. For an existing geometric construction, only similar interface types are available. For more information, see [Product Folder]\Programming\Help\GeometricConstructions.chm, available when Programming Resources is installed.
1
Specifies the coordinate system used for the specified directions and axes.
2
Specifies the first plate system, stiffener system, member system, or surface.
3
Specifies the second plate system, stiffener system, member system, or surface.
4
Specifies the sketching plane that intersects the selected systems or surfaces.
Specifies an auxiliary reference for the sketching plane, such as a plate or profile system.
Reject
Clears the current selections.
Accept
Accepts the current selections, and displays a preview.
Finish
Completes geometric construction definition. The ribbon is still displayed, and parameters for additional geometry can be defined.
Name
Specifies the name of the geometric construction.
Parent
Specifies a parent for the geometric construction. Select one of the following:

The current model. This is the default value.

More  Select a system in the model.
Method
Specifies the measurement method. Select At girth then along normal or At intersection of offset curves. Descriptions of the parameters for each method are below.
At girth then along normal Method
Positions a point at the girth distance from the starting point along the curve of the first system (such as the hull), and then at a distance from the girth point along the normal to the curve. The intersection point is at the intersection of the first system, the second system, and the sketching plane. The curve of the first system is at the intersection between the first system and the sketching plane.

1  Intersection point 2  Girth distance 3  Girth point 4  Normal distance 5  Point at minimum distance 
Girth Distance
Defines the girth distance along the first system curve.
Normal Distance
Defines the linear distance normal to the first system curve.
Intersection
Defines the axis direction for the intersection point, when the first system, second system, and sketching plane intersect in more than one location. Select +x, x, +y, y, +z, or z. For example, a hull, deck, and transverse sketching plane intersect on the port and starboard sides. Select +y to use the starboard side starting point or y to use the port side starting point.
Girth
Defines the axis direction used to orient the girth distance measurement.
Normal
Defines the axis direction used to orient the normal distance measurement.
Offset 0
Defines the distance that the point is offset from the sketching plane 4.
Face Reference
Specifies the profile face to use to create a sketching plane. Select Web or Flange. This option is only available when a profile system is selected for sketching plane 4.
Direction
Specifies the direction of Offset 0, using the axis normal to the sketching plane. Select Positive or Negative.
At intersection of offset curves Method
Positions a point linearly along the select coordinate system axes from the intersection point of the offset curves from the first and second systems.
1  Intersection point 2  Offset 1 curve 3  Offset 2 curve 4  Offset 1 distance 5  Offset 2 distance 6  Point at minimum distance 
Offset 1 Distance
Defines the linear distance along the first system curve offset.
Offset 2 Distance
Defines the linear distance along the second system curve offset.
Intersection
Defines the axis direction for the intersection point, when the first system, second system, and sketching plane intersect in more than one location. Select +x, x, +y, y, +z, or z. For example, a hull, deck, and transverse sketching plane intersect on the port and starboard sides. Select +y to use the port side starting point or y to use the starboard side starting point.
Offset 1
Defines the axis direction used to orient the first offset measurement.
Offset 2
Defines the axis direction used to orient the second offset measurement.
Offset 0
Defines the distance that the point is offset from the sketching plane 4.
Face Reference
Specifies the profile face to use to create a sketching plane. Select Web or Flange. This option is only available when a profile system is selected for sketching plane 4.
Direction
Specifies the direction of Offset 0, using the axis normal to the sketching plane. Select Positive or Negative.