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Specifies the default plate and profile orientation rules for the plate system that you are editing.

Plate System Type

Displays the plate system type specified on the Main Tab. The delivered reference data provides different orientation settings for each type. Select Deck, Transverse Bulkhead, Longitudinal Bulkhead, Hull, Longitudinal Tube, Transverse Tube, Vertical Tube, Tube Plate, Web Plate, Flange Plate, or General Plate.

Fore Aft Reference

Displays the longitudinal location at which the molded conventions change, usually midship. This value is set in the structural specification and cannot change.

Port Starboard Reference

Displays the transverse location at which the molded conventions change, usually the longitudinal centerline. This value is set in the structural specification and cannot change.

Deck Plate Molded Conventions

Plate Thickness Direction

Specifies the direction from the molded surface in which the plate thickness is applied.

  • Above - Positions thickness above the deck. This is the default value.

  • Below - Positions thickness below the deck.

  • Centered - Centers thickness about the molded surface.

Offset

Specifies the distance from the molded surface to the first plate face. Type 0 to put the face of the plate on the molded surface. Type a negative value to offset the plate face in the opposite direction of the thickness direction setting.

Profiles Primary Orientation

Defines the primary orientation for profiles. Primary orientation defines on which side of the plate system to place the profiles.

  • Up - Orients profiles above the deck.

  • Down - Orients profiles below the deck. This is the default value.

Profiles Secondary Orientation

Specifies the direction of the web thickness for symmetrical cross-sections, or the direction of the web thickness and the flange for unsymmetrical cross-sections.

Longitudinal Profiles

Defines the orientation of the flanges for profiles on the port and starboard sides of the port/starboard reference. The reference is usually the longitudinal centerline.

  • Inboard - Orients profile flanges towards the port/starboard reference. This is the default value.

  • Outboard - Orients profile flanges away from the port/starboard reference.

  • Port - Orients profile flanges to the port side.

  • Starboard - Orients profile flanges to the starboard side.

Longitudinal Profiles at Port Stbd Reference

Defines the orientation of the flanges for profiles on the port/starboard. The reference is usually the longitudinal centerline.

  • Port - Orients profile flanges to the port side. This is the default value.

  • Starboard - Orients profile flanges to the starboard side.

Transverse Profiles Forward of Fore Aft Reference

Defines the orientation of the flanges for profiles forward of the forward/aft reference. The reference is usually midship.

  • Fore - Orients profile flanges forward. This is the default value.

  • Aft - Orients profile flanges aft.

Transverse Profiles Aft of Fore Aft Reference

Defines the orientation of the flanges for profiles aft of the forward/aft reference. The reference is usually midship.

  • Fore - Orients profile flanges forward. This is the default value.

  • Aft - Orients profile flanges aft.

Transverse Profiles at Fore Aft Reference

Defines the orientation of the flanges for profiles on the forward/aft reference. The reference is usually midship.

  • Fore - Orients profile flanges forward. This is the default value.

  • Aft - Orients profile flanges aft.

Longitudinal Bulkhead Molded Conventions

Plate Thickness Direction

Specifies the direction from the molded surface in which the plate thickness is applied.

Inboard - Positions thickness towards the port/starboard reference. This is the default value.

Outboard - Positions thickness away from the port/starboard reference.

Port - Positions thickness to the port side.

Starboard - Positions thickness to the starboard side.

Centered - Centers thickness about the molded surface.

The software might draw the thickness incorrectly when Thickness Direction is set to Inboard or Outboard for objects at ship references. We recommend setting Thickness Direction to either Forward or Aft for objects at the midship reference. For objects at the ship's centerline reference, set Thickness Direction to Port or Starboard.

Offset

Specifies the distance from the molded surface to the first plate face. Type 0 to put the face of the plate on the molded surface. Type a negative value to offset the plate face in the opposite direction of the thickness direction setting.

Profiles Primary Orientation

Profile Orientation

Defines the primary orientation for profiles. Primary orientation defines on which side of the plate system to place the profiles.

Inboard - Orients profiles toward the port/starboard reference.

Outboard - Orients profiles away from the port/starboard reference. This is the default value.

Port - Orients profiles to the port side.

Starboard - Orients profiles to the starboard side.

Profile Orientation at Port Stbd Reference

Defines the primary orientation for profiles at the port and starboard reference.

Port - Orients profile flanges to the port side.

Starboard - Orients profile flanges to the starboard side.

Profiles Secondary Orientation

Specifies the direction of the web thickness for symmetrical cross-sections, or the direction of the web thickness and the flange for unsymmetrical cross-sections.

Longitudinal Profiles

Defines the orientation of the flanges for longitudinal profiles.

Up - Orients profile flanges upward.

Down - Orients profiles downward. This is the default value.

Vertical Profiles Forward of Fore Aft Reference

Defines the orientation of the flanges for vertical profiles forward of the forward/aft reference. The reference is usually midship.

Fore - Orients profile flanges forward.

Aft - Orients profile flanges aft. This is the default value.

Vertical Profiles Aft of the Fore Aft Reference

Defines the orientation of the flanges for vertical profiles aft of the forward/aft reference. The reference is usually midship.

Fore - Orients profile flanges forward.

Aft - Orients profile flanges aft. This is the default value.

Vertical Profiles at Fore Aft Reference

Defines the orientation of the flanges for profiles on the forward/aft reference, usually midship.

Fore - Orients profile flanges forward.

Aft - Orients profile flanges aft. This is the default value.

Transverse Bulkhead Molded Conventions

Plate Thickness Direction

Specifies the direction from the molded surface in which the plate thickness is applied.

Inboard - Positions thickness toward the forward/aft reference.

Outboard - Positions thickness away from the forward/aft reference.

Forward - Positions thickness to the forward side.

Aft - Positions thickness to the aft side. This is the default value.

Centered - Centers thickness about the molded surface.

The software might draw the thickness incorrectly when Thickness Direction is set to Inboard or Outboard for objects at ship references. We recommend setting Thickness Direction to either Forward or Aft for objects at the midship reference. For objects at the ship's centerline reference, set Thickness Direction to Port or Starboard.

Offset

Specifies the distance from the molded surface to the first plate face. Type 0 to put the face of the plate on the molded surface. Type a negative value to offset the plate face in the opposite direction of the thickness direction setting.

Profiles Primary Orientation

Profile Orientation Forward of Fore Aft Reference

Defines the primary orientation for transverse profiles forward of the forward/aft reference.

Fore - Orients profiles forward. This is the default value.

Aft - Orients profiles aft.

Profile Orientation Aft of Fore Aft Reference

Defines the primary orientation for transverse profiles aft of the forward/aft reference.

Fore - Orients profiles forward. This is the default value.

Aft - Orients profiles aft.

Profile Orientation at Fore Aft Reference

Defines the primary orientation for transverse profiles at the forward/aft reference.

Fore - Orients profiles forward. This is the default value.

Aft - Orients profiles aft.

Profiles Secondary Orientation

Specifies the direction of the web thickness for symmetrical cross-sections, or the direction of the web thickness and the flange for unsymmetrical cross-sections.

Vertical Profiles

Defines the orientation of the flanges for vertical profiles.

Port - Orients profile flanges to the port side.

Starboard - Orients profile flanges to the starboard side.

Inboard - Orients profile flanges toward the port/starboard reference. This is the default value.

Outboard - Orients profile flanges toward the port/starboard reference

Vertical Profiles on Port Stbd

Defines the orientation of the flanges for vertical profiles on the port/starboard reference.

Port - Orients profile flanges to the port side. This is the default value.

Starboard - Orients profile flanges to the starboard side.

Horizontal Profiles

Defines the orientation of the flanges for horizontal profiles.

Up - Orients profile flanges upward. This is the default value.

Down - Orients profiles downward.

Hull Molded Conventions

Plate Thickness Direction

Specifies the direction from the molded surface in which the plate thickness is applied.

Inboard - Positions thickness toward the port/starboard reference.

Outboard - Positions thickness away from the port/starboard reference. This is the default value.

Centered - Centers thickness about the molded surface.

The software might draw the thickness incorrectly when Thickness Direction is set to Inboard or Outboard for objects at ship references. We recommend setting Thickness Direction to either Forward or Aft for objects at the midship reference. For objects at the ship's centerline reference, set Thickness Direction to Port or Starboard.

Offset

Specifies the distance from the molded surface to the first plate face. Type 0 to put the face of the plate on the molded surface. Type a negative value to offset the plate face in the opposite direction of the thickness direction setting.

Profiles Primary Orientation

Defines the primary orientation for profiles. Primary orientation defines on which side of the plate system to place the profiles.

Inboard - Orients profiles toward the port/starboard reference. This is the default value.

Outboard - Orients profiles away from the port/starboard reference.

Profiles Secondary Orientation

Specifies the direction of the web thickness for symmetrical cross-sections, or the direction of the web thickness and the flange for unsymmetrical cross-sections.

Longitudinal Profiles

Defines the orientation of the flanges for longitudinal profiles.

Towards Centerline - Orients profile flanges downward and inboard.

Away From Centerline - Orients profile flanges upward and outboard.

Longitudinal Profile on Port Stbd Reference

Defines the orientation of the flanges for longitudinal profiles on the port/starboard reference.

Port - Orients profile flanges to the port side. This is the default value.

Starboard - Orients profile flanges to the starboard side.

Vertical Profiles Forward of Fore Aft Reference

Defines the orientation of the flanges for vertical profiles forward of the forward/aft reference.

Fore - Orients profile flanges forward. This is the default value.

Aft - Orients profile flanges aft.

Vertical Profiles Aft of the Fore Aft Reference

Defines the orientation of the flanges for vertical profiles aft of the forward/aft reference.

Fore - Orients profile flanges forward. This is the default value.

Aft - Orients profile flanges aft.

Vertical Profiles at Fore Aft Reference

Defines the orientation of the flanges for vertical profiles on the forward/aft reference.

Fore - Orients profile flanges forward. This is the default value.

Aft - Orients profile flanges aft.

Web Plate Molded Conventions

Plates

Plate Thickness Direction

Specifies the direction from the molded surface in which the plate thickness is applied.

In - Positions thickness towards the center of the member.

Out - Positions thickness away from the center of the member.

Left - Positions thickness in the negative u-axis direction.

Right - Positions thickness in the positive u-axis direction.

Centered - Centers thickness about the molded surface. This is the default value for designed members.

Offset

Specifies the distance from the molded surface to the first plate face. Type 0 to put the face of the plate on the molded surface. Type a negative value to offset the plate face in the opposite direction of the thickness direction setting. 0 is the default value for designed members.

Profiles Primary Orientation

Defines the primary orientation for profiles. Primary orientation defines on which side of the plate system to place the profiles.

Out - Orients profiles away from the center of the member.

In - Orients profiles towards t center of the member.

Left - Orients profiles in the negative u-axis direction.

Right - Orients profiles in the positive u-axis direction. This is the default value for designed members.

Profiles Secondary Orientation

Specifies the direction of the web thickness for symmetrical cross-sections, or the direction of the web thickness and the flange for unsymmetrical cross-sections.

Axial Profiles

Defines the orientation of the flanges for profiles that:

  • Are on the web plate of a designed member

  • Run parallel to the length of the designed member

Clockwise - Orients profile flanges in a clockwise direction about the member plate web. This is the default value for designed members.

Counter-clockwise - Orients profile flanges in a counter-clockwise direction about the member plate web.

Non-axial Profiles

Defines the orientation of the flanges for profiles that:

  • Are on the web plate of a designed member

  • Run perpendicular to the length of the designed member

Towards Start - Orients profile flanges in the direction of the start point of the designed member. This is the default value for designed members.

Towards End - Orients profile flanges in the direction of the end point of the designed member.

Flange Plate Molded Conventions

Plates

Plate Thickness Direction

Specifies the direction from the molded surface in which the plate thickness is applied.

In - Positions thickness towards the center of the member. This is the default value for designed members.

Out - Positions thickness away from the center of the member.

Up - Positions thickness in the positive v-axis direction.

Down - Positions thickness in the negative v-axis direction.

Centered - Centers thickness about the molded surface.

Offset

Specifies the distance from the molded surface to the first plate face. Type 0 to put the face of the plate on the molded surface. Type a negative value to offset the plate face in the opposite direction of the thickness direction setting. 0 is the default value for designed members.

Profiles Primary Orientation

Defines the primary orientation for profiles. Primary orientation defines on which side of the plate system to place the profiles.

In - Orients profiles towards the center of the member. This is the default value for designed members.

Out - Orients profiles away from the center of the member.

Down - Orients profiles in the negative v-axis direction.

Up - Orients profiles in the positive v-axis direction.

Profiles Secondary Orientation

Specifies the direction of the web thickness for symmetrical cross-sections, or the direction of the web thickness and the flange for unsymmetrical cross-sections.

Axial Profiles

Defines the orientation of the flanges for profiles that:

  • Are on the flange plate of a designed member

  • Run parallel to the length of the designed member

In - Orients profile flanges towards the member plate web. This is the default value for designed members.

Out - Orients profile flanges away from the member plate web.

Left - Orients profile flanges in the negative u-axis direction.

Right - Orients profile flanges in the positive u-axis direction.

Non-axial Profiles

Defines the orientation of the flanges for profiles that:

  • Are on the flange plate of a designed member

  • Run perpendicular to the length of the designed member

Towards Start - Orients profile flanges in the direction of the start point of the designed member. This is the default value for designed members.

Towards End - Orients profile flanges in the direction of the end point of the designed member.

General Plate Molded Conventions

Plate Thickness Direction

Specifies the direction from the molded surface in which the plate thickness is applied.

With Normal - Positions thickness in the same direction as the molded surface normal.

Opposite Normal - Positions thickness in the direction opposite to the molded surface normal.

Centered - Centers thickness about the molded surface.

Profiles

Primary Orientation

Defines the primary orientation for profiles. Primary orientation defines on which side of the plate system to place the profiles.

With Normal - Orients profiles in the same direction as the molded surface normal.

Opposite Normal - Orients profiles in the direction opposite to the molded surface normal.

Secondary Orientation

Specifies the direction of the web thickness for symmetrical cross-sections, or the direction of the web thickness and the flange for unsymmetrical cross-sections.

Left - Orients profile flanges to the left.

Right - Orients profile flanges to the right.

Tube Plate Molded Conventions

Plates

Plate Thickness Direction

Specifies the direction from the molded surface in which the plate thickness is applied.

In - Positions thickness towards the center of the tube member.

Out - Positions thickness away from the center of the tube member. This is the default value for designed tube members.

Centered - Centers thickness about the molded surface.

Offset

Specifies the distance from the molded surface to the first plate face. Type 0 to put the face of the plate on the molded surface. Type a negative value to offset the plate face in the opposite direction of the thickness direction setting. 0 is the default value for designed tube members.

Profiles Primary Orientation

Defines the primary orientation for profiles. Primary orientation defines on which side of the plate system to place the profiles.

In - Orients profiles towards the center of the tube member.

Out - Orients profiles away from the center of the tube member. This is the default value for designed tube members.

Profiles Secondary Orientation

Specifies the direction of the web thickness for symmetrical cross-sections, or the direction of the web thickness and the flange for unsymmetrical cross-sections.

Ring Profiles

Defines the orientation of the flanges for profiles that:

  • Are on the plate of a designed tube member

  • Run perpendicular to the length of the designed member

Towards Start - Orients profile flanges in the direction of the start point of the designed tube member. This is the default value for designed members.

Towards End - Orients profile flanges in the direction of the end point of the designed tube member.

Axial Profiles

Defines the orientation of the flanges for profiles that:

  • Are on the plate of a designed tube member

  • Run parallel to the length of the designed member

Clockwise - Orients profile flanges in a clockwise direction about the axis of the designed tube member. This is the default value for designed members.

Counter-clockwise - Orients profile flanges in a counter-clockwise direction about the axis of the designed tube member.

Identifying Parent Values for Leaf Properties

For a property on a leaf system, the value assigned to the root system contains an asterisk (*), such as:

This makes it easy to see whether the currently assigned value for a leaf property is different from the parent property. You can also change a modifiable leaf property back to the root value without first checking the root value in the root system Properties dialog box.

The asterisk (*) only displays in the Properties dialog box for a leaf system.