Opens the Properties dialog box for the selected opening. This option is only available after selecting an existing opening.
Selects an existing opening object to edit or delete.
Selects geometry that defines a new opening. Use this option with the numbered step options listed below.
Deletes a selected opening.
Cancels the opening creation, closes the ribbon and the Opening Palette dialog box, and then returns to the Openings ribbon.
Verifies the option values, closes the ribbon and the Opening Palette dialog box, and then returns to the Openings ribbon. The selected values display when Define by catalog selection is selected again on the Openings ribbon.
Displays the current opening macro. You can also select the following:
A different, recently used macro.
More - Opens the Select Geometric Construction dialog box. Use this option only for openings that do not appear on the Opening Palette dialog box.
Specifies the coordinate system used.
Specifies the first support used to constrain the opening. A support is a plate system, profile system, or reference plane.
Specifies the second support used to constrain the opening. This support must intersect the first support. A support is a plate system, profile system, or reference plane.
Specifies the third support used to constrain the opening. This support must intersect the second and first support. A support is a plate system, profile system, or reference plane.
Specifies additional plates on which to create the opening. The plate that you initially selected using the Plate System step on the Openings ribbon is the default option.
For a new geometric construction, you can identify the status of input items by the background color of the step:
- No background color when there is no input.
- Yellow background when an input is selected.
- Blue background when an input was selected for the previous geometric construction. The input can also be used for the current geometric construction.
Selected inputs display highlighted in pink in the Workspace Explorer and as pink dotted lines in the graphic view:
When changing an existing geometric construction to a different definition, colors represent the different value changes:
and - No background color when you keep the value of the original geometric construction.
and - Yellow background when you change a value.
and - Blue background when the software changes a value to a new suggested value.
Clears the selections for the current step.
Accepts the current selections, and displays a preview.
Completes the opening definition. The ribbon continues to display so that you can define parameters for additional openings.
If you stop the command before clicking Finish, the software does not save the opening geometric constructions to the model. When you restart the command, the following message displays, giving you the option to recover the geometric constructions:
"The previous execution of the command was not completed. Do you want to recover the 3D construction?"
The message displays only during creation of an object and does not display when editing an object.
The software does not create opening objects and save those objects to the model until you click Finish on the main Openings ribbon.
Specifies the type of opening parameters to define. Select All Supports, Support 1, Support 2, Support 3, or Support 4.
Defines the radius of each corner of the opening for the All Supports category.
Radius 1, Radius 2, Radius 3, or Radius 4
Defines the corner radius at the start of the support selected for Category.
Defines the offset of the opening from each support for the All Supports category.
Supp 1 Offset, Supp 2 Offset, Supp 3 Offset, or Supp 4 Offset
Defines the offset of the opening from the support selected for Category.
Defines the measurement location of the support. The edge of the opening is measured from this location. This option is defined separately for each support for the All Supports category. Select one of the following options:
Molded - Measures from the molded side of the support to the edge of the opening.
Thickness - Measures from the thickness side of the support to the edge of the opening. If the support is a profile, then the measurement is from the closest side of the web.
Clearance - Measures from the closest side of the support to the edge of the opening. If the support is a profile, then the measurement is from the closest side of the flange.
Dimension 1 Type, Dimension 2 Type, Dimension 3 Type, or Dimension 4 Type
Defines how the edge of the opening is located from the support selected for Category. See Dimension Type, above, for the available options.
Specifies the location on which to place the opening if two solutions are possible. Select +x, -x, +y, -y, +z, or -z. The preview of the opening updates based on the selected value. This option displays only when needed. For more information, see the example below.
When used in conjunction with Ambiguity 1, specifies the location on which to place the opening if four solutions are possible. Select +x, -x, +y, -y, +z, or -z. The preview of the opening updates based on the selected values. This option displays only when needed.
In the following example, two plate systems and a circular hull are used as supports and result in four possible solutions. Selecting +y for Ambiguity 1 and +z for the Ambiguity 2 results in the solution shown in green.
If you select a value that is not valid, such as an x or z value for Ambiguity 1 or an x value for Ambiguity 2, then an error message displays.