Creating a Corridor Surface

 
 
 

You can create a corridor surface and then add the required feature line or link codes. Also, you can create a separate corridor surface from each link code in a single operation.

When creating corridor surfaces, sometimes you may need to correct overhanging surfaces in the corridor. Overhanging surfaces are corrected in the Surfaces tab, Corridor Properties dialog box. For more information, see Resolving an Overhanging Surface.

To create a corridor surface

  1. In the drawing, click the corridor.
  2. Click Corridor tabModify Corridor panelCorridor Surfaces.

    The Corridor Surfaces dialog box is displayed.

    Note

    You can also access this dialog box by right-clicking a corridor in Toolspace, selecting Properties, then clicking the Surfaces tab.

  3. Optionally, click to open the Name Template dialog box. Set or modify the corridor surface naming convention. For information about the name template, see Name Template Dialog Box.
  4. Click to create an empty corridor surface.
  5. To add data to the surface, select it in the grid. Select the data type from the Data Type list. Select the code from the Specify Code list. Click .
  6. In the grid, expand the surface to view its data components.
  7. Optionally, to add additional data to the corridor surface, repeat Step 3.
  8. Optionally, to create another surface and add data to it, repeat Steps 2 and 3.
  9. Optionally, you may need to resolve overhanging surfaces. For more information, see Resolving an Overhanging Surface.
  10. If you do not want to create a dynamic corridor surface, clear the check box next to the surface name.
  11. Click Apply to display the corridor surface in the drawing.

    If the check box beside the surface name is selected, the surface is added to the Surfaces collection on the Toolspace Prospector tab.

To create a corridor surface for each link

  1. In the drawing, click the corridor.
  2. Click Corridor tabModify Corridor panelCorridor Surfaces.
  3. In Corridor Surfaces dialog box, click the Surfaces tab.
  4. Optionally, click to open the Name Template dialog box. Set or modify the corridor surface naming convention. For information about the name template, see Name Template Dialog Box.
  5. Click to create a corridor surface from each link code. Corridor surfaces are created from all link codes and are listed in the grid. You can view and modify them.
  6. If you do not want a corridor surface added to the Surfaces collection on the Toolspace Prospector tab, clear the check box next to that surface name.
  7. Click Apply to display the corridor surfaces in the drawing.

    If the check box next to a surface name is selected, the surface is added to Surfaces collection on the Toolspace Prospector tab.

Ribbon

Corridor tab Modify Corridor panel Corridor Surfaces

Toolspace Context Menu

Prospector tab: Corridors <corridor name> PropertiesSurfaces tab

Object Context Menu

Corridor Properties

Dialog Box