Add to Custom Shapes Library
Command - Prb_NewCustomProf
Customized sections are sections the dimensions of which can be determined by the user.
If the normal profile-section library does not support a desired shape or section, this can be drawn by the user, given a name and added to the library for general use in all projects.
Creating a new custom shape
First, draw the cross section with PolyLines. Multiple PolylLines may be drawn if necessary! For example, a round tube requires two PolyLines because the two circles do no touch.
For this example we have drawn a simple solid stair tread-plate
- Select a frontal view of the cross section, and zoom in on it. A small preview will be captured using this view.
- Start the command to add a customized section
- On the left-hand side, select the name for the new customized profile - press <Enter>
This will store the profile in the folder c:\Parabuild\Pb_Lib\User_Sections\
If folders are to be created or deleted, use Windows Explorer and go to the directory c:\Parabuild\Pb_Lib\User Sections\...
(if c:\Parabuild is the installation directory).
This folder contains the contents and representation of the dialog window in Parabuild. Any folder created within this folder in Windows Explorer, will subsequently appear in the dialog window.
The name of the custom shape that you enter here will be used in the library and as the profile name for all Parabuild functions (part lists, workshop drawings...) when the drawing of the profile is completed.