R Purlin Settings
With the R Purlin Settings command, settings such as section, angle, elevation, placement, number of parts, material, drawing can be accessed.
Location of R Purlin Settings Command
It is located in the steel purlin toolbar that appears after the R Purlin command is run.
General Settings Tab
Space is the R purlins name that will appear in the plan, drawing and report.
It is the color of R purlin. It is scrolled on the color palette opened by clicking and holding the button with the left mouse button. When the desired color is reached, the button is released. The color box turns into the selected color. If clicked together with the Shift key, the pen thickness of the relevant color can be adjusted.
In the solid model, the material to be coated can be selected. The element is overlaid with the selected material and displayed as such in the solid model. Click on the down arrow button with the left mouse button. The appropriate material is selected from the drop-down list of materials.
Texture world length
The texture length is entered. For example; If 1 meter is entered, the selected material texture width is taken as 1 meter and the selected object is overlaid. If the texture is considered to be square, the surfaces of the objects are covered with 1x1 textures lined up side by side.
Name text - X/Y displacement
X and Y coordinates of the purlin dimension text are entered. If the size X value is entered positive, the text moves from the edge to the left, and if the negative value is entered, it moves to the right. If the text Y value is positive, the text moves up, and if it is negative, it moves down. The directions indicated here should be considered according to the direction of view.
Name text - Height
Dimension text height is entered.
Name text - Color
Size is the color of the font height. It is scrolled on the color palette opened by clicking and holding the button with the left mouse button. When the desired color is reached, the button is released. The color box turns into the selected color. If clicked together with the Shift key, the pen thickness of the relevant color can be adjusted.
Name text - Font
The font of the size text is selected from the dialog that opens when clicked.
Section List Tab
It is the list where the profile to be used for R purlin is selected. Separate section selections can be made for the top headings, connections and bottom headings. The list includes steel profiles previously added from the profile library.
Click the Load Section icon to add a new profile. When clicked, the steel profile library is displayed. The profile to be used is selected from the list.
The profile is created by rotating it around its axis according to a value selected as 0, 90, 180, 270.
The schematic drawing and dimensions of the selected section are shown.
R Purlin Geometry
The bottom height is entered.
The number of R purlin pieces is determined.
Segment start/end offset
The distance of the pieces from the start and the end is determined.
Create vertical braces
If the option is checked, vertical braces are created.
R purlins can be drawn by entering numbers.
R indicates the distance between purlins.
Steel purlins can be drawn by entering the distance between the distant purlins.
Indicates the number of R purlins.
Place extra steel on exact last interval
If selected, it adds R purlin to the last interval.
Spaced first element/Spaced last element
Since the first and last R purlins usually coincide on the element, they are options that can be used to eliminate this situation. If checked, R purlins from the beginning and ending are not drawn.
The distances of the R purlins from the beginning and the ending can be entered.
If the options perpendicular to the first/second parents are selected, the offset distances can be adjusted by keeping the perpendicularity condition to one of the main beams constant.
If the free offsets option is selected, offset distances can be adjusted independently of the main beam parts.
Over the top
It enables the main elements, on which the R purlins are modeled, to be modeled to sit on the upper head.
It ensures that the upper head of the R purlin is aligned with the upper head of the main steel elements.
It ensures that the middle point of the R purlins and the middle of the main steel elements are aligned.
Vertical displacement (delta)
The distance entered in the box allows modeling of the R purlin under the main steel element top head.
Select from the drop-down list for automatically generated slip connection between main steel element and purlins.
It determines how long the R purlins will be extended from the main elements.
If the upper header option is used, the distance between the two purlin ends should be entered at the point where the R purlins touch the main elements.
You can find detailed information on Steel Purlin Design Settings title.