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Specifies the plate orientation rules for the plate system of the designed member that you are editing.

Plate System Type

Specifies the plate system type specified on the Main Tab. The delivered reference data provides different orientation settings for each type. A plate on a designed member can be Flange Plate, Web Plate, or Tube Plate. Plate system types are defined by the designed member cross-section. You cannot change the type.

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

Specifies 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

Specifies 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

Specifies 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.

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

Specifies 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

Specifies 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

Specifies 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.

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

Specifies 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

Specifies 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

Specifies 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.