It is essential for the effective work of the design engineers to have a model which is easy to overview. In Consteel there are several functions to achieve that such as layers and portions, and also Member coloring by cross-section.
How it works
The color of the displayed objects is now determined by the object style settings in Options.
Layer color can overwrite these settings if the Layer style cell is checked on Layers dialog.
In the case of beam type members, it is also possible to set the color of the object according to the section it has defined. Coloring by member can be set with Object color setting dialog in the right bottom corner:
Choose the I-section shape button to use coloring by section. Setting can be applied to local or all tabs as usual. Color by section is not possible when color by layer is selected.
The colors can be defined for each profile in the section administrator. With a double-click on the color cell, it is possible to set any color.
Use coloring by section to make your model more perspicuous.
For more check out our feature preview video:
Good model and result visualization leads to better understanding and correct interpretation of any data model compared to texts or tables. With the help of Coloring by section feature, you will be able to switch to a new model view where the members get colours from their cross-section type. Watch the feature preview below and learn how to use the Coloring to make your model more perscpicuous.