BimLinearSolid

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Creates a chain of linear solids.

Accessing the Command

command bar:  bimlinearsolid

menu bar:  BIM | Linear Solid

toolbar:  BIM |

Quad: Model | Linear Solid

Drag a profile from the BIM Libaries - Profiles panel onto the graphic screen.

 

: bimlinearsolid

Prompts you in the command bar:

Set start point or [Follow/Rectangular/Circular/Dialog/select in Model/adJust profile] <Last point>: (Pick a point or choose an option.)

Set next point or [Angle/Length/Undo/Quarter turn/Rotate/choose other Profile/adJust profile]: (Pick a point or choose an option.)

Set next point or [Angle/Length/Undo/Quarter turn/Rotate/choose other Profile/adJust profile]: (Pick more points,  or choose an option, or press Enter to stop.)

Command Options

Option

Description

Last point

Press Enter to use the most recently specified point.

Follow

Draws the next linear solid at the same angle as the previous one.

Length of line - specify the length of the linear solid.

Rectangular

Switches to a default rectangular profile.

Circular

Switches to a default circular profile.

Dialog

Opens the Profiles dialog box.

Select a profile, then click the OK button on the Profiles dialog box.

Returns to the previous prompt.

Select in model

Allows to select a profile in the model; prompts you:

Pick a profile - Do one of the following:

  • Click a closed 2D entity or a region in the model.

  • Click an existing linear solid.

Returns to the previous prompt.

Adjust profile

Allows to adjust the dimensions of the default rectangular and circular profile; prompts you:

For rectangular profile:

Width of rectangle <250> [Height] - Type a value or press Enter to accept the current value.

Height of rectangle <120> [Width] - Type a value or press Enter to accept the current value.

For circular profile:

Radius of circle <100> - Type a value or press Enter to accept the current value.

Returns to the previous prompt.

Angle

Draws at a user-specified angle and distance; prompts you:

Angle of line - specify the angle (measured counter-clockwise from the positive x-axis).

Length of line - specify the length of the linear solid.

Length

Draws at a user-specified distance and angle; prompts you:

Length of line - specify the length of the linear solid.

Angle of line - specify the angle (measured counterclockwise from the positive x-axis).

Undo

Erases the last linear solid.

Quarter turn

Rotates the profile 90° counter clockwise.

Rotate

Allows to rotate the profile by a user defined angle: prompts you:

Angle to rotate profile - specify the rotation angle.

Positive values rotate the profile counter clockwise.

Choose other profile

Allows to use a different profile for the next linear solid; prompts you:

Choose a profile [Rectangular/Circular/Dialog/select in Model] -  choose an option.

Adjust profile

Prompts you to pick a profile for the next linear solid in the model:

Pick a profile - Do one of the following:

  • Click a closed 2D entity or a region in the model.

  • Click an existing linear solid.

Related Commands

BimAddEccentricity - allows to control the relative position of the axis of a linear solid.

BimApplyProfile - applies a profile to linear entities and  linear solids.

BimProfiles - opens the profiles library in the current project and the referenced library.

 


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