5.32 Metal construction

There are 2 ways to add a metal profile from the catalog
1. By 2 points L
2. By Drag & Drop 



Regarding the placement of the elements:
Pillar (IFC Column) = always vertical // Beam (IFC Beam) = always horizontal // Beam (IFC Member) = any orientation

It is possible to work either with axes ("Extrusion" option unchecked) or with volumes ("Extrusion" option checked)


The "Edit" menu also allows you to:
1. Change the type of metal profile according to a country database


2. Give a tilt angle
3. Define overlengths


Note: "Stretch" and "Cut" functions applied on volumes do not affect the axes (they remain joined at the level of nodes)