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The profile system commands define a single profile system or multiple profile systems. Commands are available for stiffener profile systems, linear beam profile systems, edge reinforcements, and tripping stiffener systems. Additional commands from the Structure task are also available for creating members and cans.

Five methods are available for creating the landing curves of stiffener profile systems:

  • By intersection

  • By offset

  • By two-dimensional sketch projection

  • By typing coordinates in a table

  • By selecting a starting object, an ending object, and an orientation (for a tripping stiffener)

When you create a landing curve by one of these methods, it can be linear, curved, polyline, circle, circular arc or elliptical.

You can use various input methods to create profile systems. You choose a method based on the type of trace curve to create.

You can use any of the following methods to create profile systems for vertical, horizontal, sloped, and curved profiles:

  • Define the location line and the inclination angle from an orthogonal surface.

  • Specify a distance from a reference surface or frame system.

  • Copy an existing profile system to create one or multiple new profile system.

  • Specify a pattern or spacing for multiple profile systems.

  • Refer an existing surface and defining a non-orthogonal surface tangent to the existing surface (for example, the surface of a stiffener connected to a longitudinal frame).

  • Minimum height or distances are maintained by the software for objects that use Sketch 2D, such as profiles by projection. For more information, see Minimum Distance.

  • When a profile system is created, a profile part is also created. Profile parts are detailed in the Structural Detailing task and then used to create manufacturing parts in the Structural Manufacturing task. Properties of the part can be modified.

  • When you create a profile by projection, the dialog box title displays the plate system name using the format Plate System: <name of the plate system>.

  • You can change the default colors of profile systems, seams, reference curves, and knuckle curves to enhance visibility. For more information, see Modify Profile System Landing Curve Display Colors.

Stiffener Profile System by Intersection - Creates a stiffener profile system on the selected plate system by defining the landing curve of the stiffener as the intersection of the selected plate system and a grid plane. For more information, see Stiffener Profile System by Intersection.

Stiffener Profile System by Offset - Creates a stiffener profile system on the selected plate system by defining the landing curve as being offset from an existing curve (a seam, plate boundary, plate edge, the landing curve of another profile system, or grid plane). For more information, see Stiffener Profile System by Offset.

Stiffener Profile System by 2D Projection - Creates a stiffener profile system on the selected plate system by projecting a 2D landing curve that you have sketched onto the plate system. For more information, see Stiffener Profile System by Projection.

Stiffener Profile System by Table - Creates a stiffener profile system on the selected plate system by defining the landing curve as coordinates in a table. For more information, see Stiffener Profile System by Table.

Tripping Stiffener System - Creates a tripping stiffener on a selected plate system. For more information, see Tripping Stiffener System.

Profile Edge Reinforcement - Places a profile system along the free edge of a plate system. For more information, see Profile Edge Reinforcement.

Place Linear Member System - Places columns, beams, braces, and other linear members in the model. For more information, see Place Linear Member Systems.

Place Can - Places a can in the model. A can is a reinforcing connection piece on a member to increase the surface area available for connections or to provide increased wall thickness or both. For more information, see Place Can.

See Also

Knuckle Best Practices
Landing Curve Best Practices