Fit Mitre ( Modeling )

Tool summary :

Also see :

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  Step-by-step instructions (also see how to undo ) :

The following instructions assume that you are using a 3-button mouse and that you use mouse bindings similar to those shown in these illustrations.

Before using this tool:

Make sure that the members associated with the materials you want to mitre are displayed in one of the three solid forms .

Step 1 (preselection) is optional. If you are going to do step 1, you may want to set the selection filter to ' Material '. If you don't do step 1, in-tool selection is required -- see note 2 .

1 (optional) : Hold down the Shift key and left-click ( Select + ) at least two clashing materials. They change to the User and Site Options > Modeling > " Primary selection color " (green).
2 . Invoke Mitre . If you didn't do step 1, see note 2 before going to step 3.
3 . To " Clearance ," type in the distance you want the materials to be separated from one another by the cut.
4 . Left-click ( Yes ) to confirm that the cut shown is the one you want. Or right-click ( No ) if you want to be shown different cuts.
5 . The two materials are now mitred and no longer clash with one another.

Tip: To select a member main material in step 1, hover the material then right-click ( Menu ) and choose " Select Other " on the context menu , or just click the material with the selection filter set to ' Material '.

Note 1: To invoke Fit Mitre , you can do one (1) the following:

Methods 1, 2 & 3 : Click the icon, or use a keyboard shortcut, or use the context menu. A Fit Miter icon can be added to your toolbar (classic) or ribbon (lightning). The icon, keyboard shortcut or context menu command can be found in the group named ' Model -- Material '. For lightning, Customize Interface is used to configure ribbons, keyboards, the context menu and modes.

Method 4 : If " Modeling layout style " is ' Classic ', you can use the menu system to choose Model > Material > Fit Mitre

Method 5 : To invoke Fit Mitre in Material Fit Mode , first place the mouse pointer ( ) on the material you want cut, then middle-click ( Mitre ).

Note 2: If you didn't do step 1 (preselection), Mitre activates Select Item(s) mode so that you can select the unbent, clashing materials that you want. This prompting also occurs when a member (instead of a material) was selected in step 1. Press the Enter key (or choose " OK " on the context menu ) when you are done selecting materials.

Select Item(s) bindings

Note 3: Pressing " Cancel " instead of " OK " in step 3 ends this operation. Also, if you right-click ( No ) in step 4 and then right-click ( No ) a second time, Mitre ends the operations.

Note 4: Member(s) to which the operation is performed are marked for detailing. Automatic detailing of the mitred HSS round or HSS rectangular materials generates an unrolled surface template of the materials in the submaterial detail. For HSS round (pipe) material, you get an interior and exterior cut surface.

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   To undo a Mitre operation (also see the step-by-step instructions ) :

1 . Open the mitred material's edit window (e.g. double-click the material, or hover the material and choose " Edit Other " on the context menu ).

1a : Press the " OK " button at the bottom of the material edit window.

2 . A yes-no dialog opens. On it is the question, "Do you want to regenerate this material to clear user modified material operations? "

2a : Press the " Yes " button.

3 . The Change All Options window opens. On it is a " Warnings " list and " Options ."

3a : Optionally select the " Options " you want, then press the " OK " button.

4 . The material is regenerated per the settings on its edit window. In other words, the cut disappears.

Report Writer: MemberMaterial.Material.SubMaterial.IsMaterialFittedMitredOrCoped

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