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Rib PropertyManager

The Rib PropertyManager appears when you create a new rib feature, or when you edit an existing rib feature. The PropertyManager controls the following properties:


  • Thickness. Adds thickness to the selected side of the sketch. Select one of the following:

    • First Side . Adds material only to one side of the sketch.

    • Both Sides . Adds material equally to both sides of the sketch.

    • Second Side . Adds material only to the other side of the sketch.

  • Rib Thickness . If you add draft, you can set the thickness at the sketch plane or at the wall interface.

    • At sketch plane

    • At wall interface

  • Extrusion Direction. Select one of the following:

    • Parallel to Sketch . Creates the rib extrusion parallel to the sketch.

    • Normal to Sketch . Creates the rib extrusion normal to the sketch.

  • Flip material side. Changes the direction of the extrusion.

  • Draft On/Off . Adds draft to the rib. Set Draft Angle to specify the degrees for the draft.

    • Draft Outward (Available when Draft On/Off is selected). Creates an outward draft angle. If cleared, it creates an inward draft angle.

  • Type. Select one of the following:

    • Linear. Creates a rib that extends the sketch contours normal to the direction of the sketch until they meet a boundary.

    • Natural. Creates a rib that extends the sketch contours, continuing with the same contour equation until the rib meets a boundary. For example, if the sketch is an arc of a circle, Natural extends the rib using the circle equation, until it meets a boundary.

of Linear and Natural ribs

  • Selected body.(Available for multibody parts only.) After you create a sketch for the rib, select a body.

  • Next Reference (Available when you select Parallel to Sketch for Extrusion Direction and Draft On/Off ). Toggles through the sketch contours so you can select the one to use as the reference contour for the draft.

Selected Contours

  • Selected Contours . Lists the sketch contours used to create the rib feature.

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