Intersection Cons Line/Member (INCM) ( Modeling & Drawing Editor )

Tool summary :

  • INCM stands for "Intersection of a Construction Line with a Member." It is a snap for locating an intersection point on a member line.
  • It can be used in Modeling or on an erection view in the Drawing Editor to locate a point where a construction line crosses a member line , a construction circle intersects the member line, or a grid line crosses the member line. Simply snap to the point, then left-click ( Locate ).
  • INCM detects the member line regardless of whether or not the member is displayed in stick or solids.
  • As shown in the example below, during point location, an INCM point is marked with the text " Intersection C/M ."
  • INCM is an excellent snap to use in Modeling for framing a beam into a sloping beam in a plan view.

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   Examples (also see the step-by-step instructions ) :

VIDEO The point locator INCM can be used to locate workpoints for beams connecting to sloping beams. References in this video are made to Section View , the X, Y, Z display , INCL and EXPT as well as to INCM . The video stops when the Beam Edit window opens.(Recorded in SDS2 Detailing , v7.2.)

A temporary construction line may be generated at 45° screen coordinate increments through the noticed point that is closest to the member line .

" Annotation text " identifies the member number and piecemark of the member.

The pointers in this illustration indicate the position of intersections of grid lines with member lines in Modeling .

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   Step-by-step instructions (also see the example ) :

1 . Begin this operation in any Modeling view or in a 2D erection view in the Drawing Editor . It does not matter if the members shown on screen are in stick or solids form.

1a : Invoke Add Member or Construction Line Add or any other tool that permits the use of INCM as a Locate option.

2 . Various Locate options become active, and the status line prompts you to locate a point.

2a : Select the INCM icon or choose Locate > Intersection of Cons Line/Member or select ' INCM ' on the Set Location Mode toolbar item or , if you want to use Auto point location, move your mouse pointer near a construction line and member intersection as described in step 2b.

2b : Place the mouse pointer ( ) so that the point location target ( ) snaps to the point of intersection with a member line that is nearest to the mouse pointer. The X-Y-Z display shows the coordinates of the point. Left-click ( Locate ) to locate (place) a point at the center of the target.

2c : Continue to perform the operation you began in step 1a.

Tip: For second point location (step 3 if these instructions were to continue), you can optionally type in a distance and/or angle to constrain the second point to the typed-in distance/angle from the first point. The distance/angle you type will be shown in brackets [ ] in the status line .

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