OpenSite Designer

Profile Complex by Elements

Used to construct a complex profile element from previously placed elements.

You can access this tool from the following:

  • Ribbon: Geometry > Vertical > Complex Geometry split button

Use the Profile Complex by Elements command to construct a complex profile element from previously placed elements.

  • Select the Profile Complex by Elements icon.

Note: If your View isn't in Profile mode, an error message will indicate that you need to Open Profile Model.
  • Checking the box next to any of the fields locks in the associated value.

Manual

  1. On the Place Profile Complex by Elements dialog, expand the Method drop-down and choose the Manual Option.
  2. When you move the cursor into the Profile View, it is equipped with a command prompt requesting that you "Locate First Element", so move the cursor to one of the elements that you wish to include in the complex element and click on it.
  3. When prompted to "Locate Next Element", so move the cursor to another element that you wish to include in the complex element and data point ( i.e., left-click).
  4. When prompted to "Locate Next Element", so move the cursor to another element that you wish to include in the complex element and data point.
  5. When a line appears to link the elements, data point to create the new complex element.

Note: The line that appears between the elements vanishes upon confirmation. It is simply a visual aid to identify the component elements.