The placement point controls the location of the path in relation to the profile.
Rotation allows you to specify a rotation value to the Profile. The rotation should be set in degrees and will be applied counter-clockwise.
You can also specify a rotation as a V:H ratio (eg. 1:12)
The mirror attribute allows you to mirror the orientation of the profile about the vertical axis.
The X Offset value allows you to offset the location of the placement point in the horizontal direction.
The Y Offset value allows you to offset the location of the placement point in the vertical direction.
The width and height attributes allow you to scale the profile to your desired dimensions. By default, the width to height ratio is locked unless you click the Lock / Unlock button.
Click the 'Reset' button to return to the default scale of the Profile.
Material and Layer Attributes
The Material and Layer attributes allow you to associate a default material and layer to be used when creating a Profile Member with this Profile.
The Material will be applied to the faces of the Profile Member only, and not the object (Group or Component) itself.
The Layer is applied to the Profile Member Instance (Group or Component). The faces of the object will be placed on the current active drawing layer.
The Junctions attribute allows you to set whether the Profile Member is discontinuous or continuous and also what junction style to use.
Choose from Continuous, Miter-Joint, or Butt-Joint.
If set to miter-joint or butt-joint, a separate Profile Member will be created along each segment of the path.
The Extrude Mode attribute allows more control over how a profile gets extruded along a path. Depending on the type of objects you are trying to create, you may find that a particular extrude mode works better. For example:
- The Normal mode is a good 'all-purpose' mode that works great in most situations. Since it keeps co-planar edges, material textures can be nicely wrapped along the extrusion.
- Follow Me mode may be preferred for creating simple wall extrusions because it automatically removes co-planar edges and creates simpler geometry.
- Follow Me mode may be preferred for creating circular piping extrusions along complex 3D paths because it can result in cleaner geometry with no twisted faces. Since piping profiles are circular, if the profile rotates along the path, there is no visual difference.