RailingsXT

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With this command you can insert many different types of parametric railings into the scene.

Drag the command into the scene and set the options, to dimension the railing you can enter the values in the dialog.

Drag on element If you drag the railing to the edge of an element, such as a landing or balcony, the size is detected and set automatically.

The dialog box is divided into several sections:

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Pillars (with base and extension), handrails, horizontal, vertical, panels and exterior; in each section you can select the element to be used and manage its dimensions and options.

Library Folders

The folders of the RailingsXT library are located in ..\ICMechanical\Library\RailingsXT in these folders you can save custom elements such as handrails, horizontals, panel, pillars, etc.

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In each folder are the 3D *.ics files and the corresponding *.dat (text file containing your preferred measurements).

How to customize RailingXT components

In order to adapt elements to the chosen dimensions, all the models that make up the railings must be parametric, and be saved in the respective folders of the library.

Assemblies or parts must contain these parameters:

  • one named L which defines the depth
  • one named W which defines the width
  • one named H which defines the height
  • one named S which defines the thickness

Furthermore, the position of the anchor will be used as an insertion point.

Here are some examples:

Square Round is a pillar part: Railings ex in order to adapt the size to the railing, the part element must contain these parameters:

  • H - corresponds to the Height of the railing (minus W of the Handrail, if any)
  • W - L - S - are use for adapt the element to the Measure of pillar

Frontal01 is an assembly with a pillar stump and base plate: Railings ex

  • DY - corresponds to Y Offset of the edge
  • DZ - corresponds to Z Offset of the edge
  • W - L - S - are use for adapt the stump to the Measure of pillar

Panel01 is an assembly with a glass panel and clips: Railings ex

  • MinW - corresponds to the minium size for inser panel among two pillars
  • W - is use for adapt the element to the distance of two pillars
  • H - is use for adapt the element to the Height of railing (minus W of the Handrail and Horizontals, if any)

In the case of this panel there are other parameters for clip positioning and sizing.