M. To set new plate attributes
To specify a set of attributes to automatically assign to new beams, use the following procedure.
- On the Geometry ribbon tab, select the tool in the Plate group. The Define Plate Object Property dialog opens.
Select the check box for each of the plate object properties you
want to use and then select the property value you want to use from the
Option Description Property Check the Use Property option and then select a defined plate or surface thickness property from the drop-down list. Material Check the Use Material option and then select a material definition name from the drop-down list. Release Check the Use Release option and then select a plate release specification from the drop-down list.
- (Optional) To create a new specification to use, click the associated Create button with the use option checked. The corresponding dialog opens to add a property, material, or release. Once you add this specification, the new specification is available from that drop-down list for use.
- Check the option to Assign these attribute when creating new plates.
- Click OK.