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Creating a custom beam: Read-only "Beams Profile" tab

ehsan_moravvejiehsan_moravveji Member Posts: 4
Dear @NeilCooke

I have a question regarding adding a simple beam profile, which I cannot find from the pre-defined set.

I have created a simple sketch of a rectangular hollow 100x20x2 mm steal profile. Then, from the "FeatureScript Notices", I retrieve the following coordinates:
"units" : millimeter,
"entries" : { "koker 100x20x2" : { "sequence" : "LLLL-LLLL", "points" : [-50, 10, 50, 10, 50, -10, -50, -10, -50, 10, -48, 8, 48, 8, 48, -8, -48, -8, -48, 8] },
 Result: Regeneration complete

Next step (following your webinar back in 2017) is to copy-paste this snippet into the "beams profile" tab.

However, I have hard time accessing this tab. At the bottom of my page, the part studio and assembly tabs are the only two tabs open.
Furthermore, when I right-click on the item and choose "Open Linked Document", I certainly arrive at the "FeatureScript Beams Profile", but that is read-only.

My question is: how to access the beams profile tab (in writeable mode) to add my simple beam design to the drop-down menu?

Kindest regards
Ehsan

Best Answer

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,315
    Answer ✓
    Hi @ehsan_moravveji - you should now be using the Frame feature which can be found in the Part Studio toolbar. This will use a sketch rather than the cryptic code I created back in 2016 :smiley:

    The reason you cannot edit the original beams document is because you need to make your own copy of it first, that's why using Frame is much better.
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI

Answers

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,315
    Answer ✓
    Hi @ehsan_moravveji - you should now be using the Frame feature which can be found in the Part Studio toolbar. This will use a sketch rather than the cryptic code I created back in 2016 :smiley:

    The reason you cannot edit the original beams document is because you need to make your own copy of it first, that's why using Frame is much better.
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • S1monS1mon Member Posts: 884 PRO
    @NeilCooke

    Perhaps it's time to update this page:
    https://www.onshape.com/en/features/custom-features

  • ehsan_moravvejiehsan_moravveji Member Posts: 4
    Thanks a lot @NeilCooke for your swift reaction. As a matter of fact, I was unaware of the Frame feature; still a newbie.
    I will start digging in.

    Kind regards
    Ehsan
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