These special shapes can be saved in any number of catalogues containing any number of shapes, i. e., you can establish same sorting as with standard shapes. The selection menu then shows catalogue names as a shape type and the shapes contained in each catalogue appear as shape size, making it easy to choose between different system shapes.
Create and Manage Special Shapes
You create the first two groups by drawing a cross-section; for combination shapes you combine existing shapes to create a new shape (e.g. two U-shapes welded together). The weld shapes are created using a special dialog.
In addition, you can store each shape in three different display modes (low, normal and high – which must be created individually). You thereby avoid having to deal with a confusing number of lines when working with rather complex shapes like in the left example, but you can show the complete shape if needed.
Each of these branches can contain subordinate directories and each subordinate directory can have any number of special shape definitions. However, you cannot make any further subordinate division. Select a shape and the stored cross-section will be previewed on the right pane.