Is it possible to create beams with custom profiles?
Yes, it is. These are the steps to create a beam from a custom profile:
- 1. Create a custom profile with the _vaProfileFromCurve command , that will be used for the beam section profile. The selected curve must be planar and closed and must be oriented according to the XY axes.
- 2. Create a new beam style: open the beam styles dialog (_vaBeamStyles command) and click on the New button to create a new beam style.
- 3. Select the new beam style and assign the custom profile you have created from the Geometry tab.
The alignment of that beam will be taken from the 9 alignment points of the rectangle enclosing the custom profile curve.