Wide Flange Spline
 
 
 
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Create panel (Shapes) Extended Splines Object Type rollout Wide Flange

Create menu Shapes Wide Flange

Use Wide Flange to create a closed spline shaped like a capital letter I. You can specify the interior corners between the vertical web and horizontal flanges of the section.

Example of Wide Flange

Procedures

To create a Wide Flange spline:

  1. Go to the Create panel and turn on (Shapes).
  2. Open the Shapes List and select Extended Splines.
  3. Click Wide Flange.
  4. Drag and release the mouse button to define the initial size of the wide flange.
  5. Move the mouse and then click to define the thickness of the walls of the wide flange.

Interface

Rendering and Interpolation rollouts

All spline-based shapes share these parameters. For explanations, see Splines and Extended Splines.

Creation Method rollout

The Wide Flange shape uses the standard creation methods of Center or Edge. Most spline-based shapes share the same Creation Method parameters. For explanations, see Splines and Extended Splines.

Parameters rollout

Length

Controls the height of the vertical web of the wide flange.

Width

Controls the width of the horizontal flanges crossing the wide flange.

Thickness

Controls the thickness of the web and flanges.

Corner Radius

Controls the radius of the four interior corners between the vertical web and horizontal flanges.

NoteTake care when adjusting these settings. There are no constraining relationships between them. Therefore, it's possible to set a radius (Corner Radius) that is greater than the length of the web or width of the flanges.