Minimum height or distances are maintained for plate systems with sketched boundaries and mother curves, profiles by projection, seams by projections, sketched openings, and stand-alone plate parts with sketched boundaries.
Minimum distances for sketched openings on plate systems are not supported.
The software maintains the minimum height when the plate part is detailed in the Structural Detailing task. For example, if the sketched boundary is on the molded side of the bounding plate, then the minimum distance is maintained.
If the sketched boundary is on the thickness side of the bounding plate, then the sketched boundary is adjusted to compensate for thickness. For example, if the sketch is constrained to the molded side, the results are as follows:
If the sketch is adjusted to the near side, the results would be as follows:
If the plate thickness is different along the length of the bounded plate, the minimum distance is applied using the plate thickness where the sketched boundary crosses the plate system. The results are as follows:
If the plate is defined with a sketched boundary that is not normal to the bounding plate, then the software addresses any long point - short point issues. The minimum distance is maintained on the shortest side, either the molded or anti- molded side.
In non-planar cases, the minimum distance is maintained measured along the plate surface instead of in the sketch plane.
In cases where the sketched boundaries are constrained with several dimensions, the results are as follows:
In cases where there is a sketched plate boundary plate bounded by a profile, the software resolves the long point - short point issues.
If there is a profile section size difference, the software maintains minimum dimensions where the sketched boundary crosses the profile system.
The following illustrations depict typical examples where minimum heights are maintained for sketched or symbolic tripping brackets. In these examples, A equals the base object thickness.
Minimum distance is controlled by a combination of Sketch 2D and the symbol definition. You can identify dimensions that reflect minimum distances by adding graphic inputs in the symbol file. When the software finds these inputs in the symbol, then the software makes the necessary adjustments to ensure that the dimensions are maintained regardless of the supports thickness direction.