Timo Structural has two working windows:
Start Page Window
The first appears as start window of application. It is presented below.
Timo Structural has two modes of saving Models into files. Both of them use usual way to save file with own extension (.tmsp), but one of them provides additionally saving the file with appropriate little picture - thumbnail. You can easily translate one existing mode to another and vice versa. The first way is usual application file - Timo Structural file with .tmsp extension you may save in any folder on your PC. Another one will be saved in special folder of Timo Structural installation. In other words when we are working with construction it seems more comfortable to have some picture - little presentation of Model saved together with traditional file name. This task solved by Samples+ Tab item presented in Start page (see screenshot above). Save and Save as commands use traditional way, another way of construction saving is available within Modeling workspace (see chapter below).
Before creation of new Model it is necessary to define Model Constant - unchangeable constant for decimal places (shown below). It is important for construction mounting process. Exactly it defines accuracy for butt points of Beam coordinates. As a default value it equals 3. For example, if Model will need in mounting accuracy 1mm then default value 3 is good choice for this constant value (for meter dimension). We strongly recommend to use 3 value of detected constant.
Position changing of Selected Sample (thumbnail) within Samples+ collection can be realized by one of two ways:
Basic elements of Modeling Window are presented on screenshot below.
By default the new Beam will be placed along Z Axis of Coordinate system with center point (0; 0; 0) and length equal 1.0. Such manner can be changed by Beam positioning panel. All modes are presented on screenshot. All of you need it is 3 min playing with different combinations of specified options shown in screenshots.
Lets stop at the right part of Modeling Window. It consists of few groups of panels for scene management:
Turning On/Off of detected panels (groups of panels) can be obtained by little toggle buttons at bottom right part of Modeling Window.
Details of the first one from list of panels are demonstrated below.
Next is Scene moving/rotation panel. The appropriate little toggle button is turning on Axes length panel and Ratio field also.
It is important to notice that construction mounting process is possible within current Axes length. For example, if overall size of framing will be larger than such length(s) we must increase the appropriate Axis length. In screenshot above Axis lengths are determined as 20.0 units.
So named Ratio parameter or coefficient is introduced according to more comfortable view of construction at interactive mounting process. Valid range is 1..3 from integer values. Generally largest values correspond to more detailed view of the same construction.
There are two additional details in screenshot above which are require explanation:
The using of slider is very clear but Take screenshot panel requires more deep consideration. The process consists of three stage:
The Escape button is for cancellation of Take screenshot/thumbnail mode only. After switching to Start Page Window and browsing to the end of Samples+ list we can detect new formed saved sample as presented below.
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