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 ===== Introduction ===== ===== Introduction =====
  
-//Rhino Beam Tools// is a plugin for Rhino 3D, designed to draw mechanical Beams and Nodes in context, then export them in a Beam calculation software. Currenttly, //RhinoBeamTools// is only compatible with (c)[[https://marine-offshore.bureauveritas.com/steel-software-3d-beam-analysis|Steel]]((v3 or v4)) (Editor: (r)[[https://marine-offshore.bureauveritas.com/|Bureau Veritas]]).+//Rhino Beam Tools// is a plugin for Rhino 3D, designed to draw mechanical Beams and Nodes in context, then export them in a Beam calculation software. Currently, //RhinoBeamTools// is only compatible with (c)[[https://marine-offshore.bureauveritas.com/steel-software-3d-beam-analysis|Steel]]((v3 or v4)) (Editor: (r)[[https://marine-offshore.bureauveritas.com/|Bureau Veritas]]).
  
 ===== Plugin installation ===== ===== Plugin installation =====
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 ==== Definitions ==== ==== Definitions ====
 === Nodes === === Nodes ===
-Nodes are custom points with translations and rotation constraints defined on x, y & z axis.+Nodes are custom points with translations and rotation constraints defined on the x, y & z axis.
 Every node in the model is identified by a unique number. Every node in the model is identified by a unique number.
 === Beams === === Beams ===
-Beams are oriented lines located between two nodes ((More specifically, two node definition numbers)). They are represented as an arrowand have an optionnal angle option.+Beams are oriented lines located between two nodes ((More specifically, two nodes definition numbers)). They are represented as an arrow and have an optional angle option.
 Every beam in the model is identified by a unique number. Every beam in the model is identified by a unique number.
 === Sets === === Sets ===
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 ==== Interface ==== ==== Interface ====
 === Panel === === Panel ===
-//Rhino Beam Tools// comes with a user panel to interact with your Beams, Nodes and Sets. +//Rhino Beam Tools// comes with a user panel to interact with your Beams, Nodesand Sets. 
-The panel display is refreshed in real time. If you select a beam or a node in the model, the panel is automatically enabled and the appropriate tab is opened. +The panel display is refreshed in real-time. If you select a beam or a node in the model, the panel is automatically enabled and the appropriate tab is opened. 
-The //Display// tab offers quick access tro display settings.+The //Display// tab offers quick access to display settings.
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 === Annotations === === Annotations ===
-//Rhino Beam Tools// offer the possibility to display annotations in the model with the every node's settings:+//Rhino Beam Tools// offer the possibility to display annotations in the model with every node's settings:
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 The content, size, offset and color of these annotations can be edited in the RhinoBeamTools' panel's //Display// tab. The content, size, offset and color of these annotations can be edited in the RhinoBeamTools' panel's //Display// tab.
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 === Display settings  === === Display settings  ===
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-The display settings can be edited from RhinoBeamTools' panel's //Display// tab. These settings are immediately applied when their values is changedand are saved in the plugin.+The display settings can be edited from RhinoBeamTools' panel's //Display// tab. These settings are immediately applied when their values are changed and are saved in the plugin.
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 |              ^ Name            ^ Description          ^    ^ |              ^ Name            ^ Description          ^    ^
-^   Beams display settings      |  Enable oriented preview          |Shows or hides 3D  H - shaped beams to make it easier to understand the beams orientation.  |{{ :start:plugins:rhinobeamtools:rbt_panel_display.jpg?nolink |}}| +^   Beams display settings      |  Enable oriented preview          |Shows or hides 3D  H - shaped beams to make it easier to understand the beamsorientation.  |{{ :start:plugins:rhinobeamtools:rbt_panel_display.jpg?nolink |}}| 
-^   :::                                            |  Enable local axis                         |Shows or hides the beams' local x, y & z axis, taking in account the beams' angle values.          |:::|+^   :::                                            |  Enable local axis                         |Shows or hides the beams' local x, y & z axis, taking into account the beams' angle values.          |:::|
 ^   Nodes display settings        Enable annotations                    |Shows or hides the nodes annotations.                                                                                                |:::| ^   Nodes display settings        Enable annotations                    |Shows or hides the nodes annotations.                                                                                                |:::|
 ^   :::                                            |  Show nodes labels                      |If enabled, the nodes annotations content will include the nodes' labels. (IDs)                            |:::| ^   :::                                            |  Show nodes labels                      |If enabled, the nodes annotations content will include the nodes' labels. (IDs)                            |:::|
 ^   :::                                            |  Show nodes constraints            |If enabled, the nodes annotations content will include the nodes' constraints.                            |:::| ^   :::                                            |  Show nodes constraints            |If enabled, the nodes annotations content will include the nodes' constraints.                            |:::|
 ^   :::                                            |  Text height                                   |Sets the nodes annotations' display height. If too small this option might be ignored.               |:::| ^   :::                                            |  Text height                                   |Sets the nodes annotations' display height. If too small this option might be ignored.               |:::|
-^   :::                                            |  Text offset                                    |Sets the nodes annotations' display offset. The offset if oriented in the screen vertical direction.|:::|+^   :::                                            |  Text offset                                    |Sets the nodes annotations' display offset. The offset is oriented in the screen vertical direction.|:::|
 ^   :::                                            |  Annotation colors      |Clicking on these buttons opens a dialog form to set custom display colors for particular node constraints.|:::| ^   :::                                            |  Annotation colors      |Clicking on these buttons opens a dialog form to set custom display colors for particular node constraints.|:::|
  
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 === Preselection === === Preselection ===
-Preselection is allowed, but the nodes order will be random. If more than two nodes where preselected, the beam will randomly be created between two nodes.+Preselection is allowed, but the nodesorder will be random. If more than two nodes were preselected, the beam will randomly be created between two nodes.
 ===  Options ===  ===  Options === 
 No option available. No option available.
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   - Select the line and curves that should be imported   - Select the line and curves that should be imported
   - Choose if the original lines should be removed   - Choose if the original lines should be removed
-  - For each non linear curve, a segment count option is shown to split the curve in several lines. The current view is zoomed in and the current curve is highlighted. +  - For each non-linear curve, a segment count option is shown to split the curve into several lines. The current view is zoomed in and the current curve is highlighted. 
-  - Every beams and nodes are created, duplicated nodes are removed and intersecting beams are splitted.+  - Every beam and node is created, duplicated nodes are removed and intersecting beams are split.
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 === Preselection === === Preselection ===
 Preselection is allowed. Preselection is allowed.
 ===  Options ===  ===  Options === 
-  * //Delete original lines// : Select wether or not the original curves should be removed from the model upon completion.+  * //Delete original lines//: Select whether or not the original curves should be removed from the model upon completion.
  
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 Todo: Add the new icon Todo: Add the new icon
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- Exports your beams, nodes and sets to (c)Steel((//(r)Bureau Veritas//' beam calculation software)) or RDM7.+ Exports your beams, nodesand sets to (c)Steel((//(r)Bureau Veritas//' beam calculation software)) or RDM7.
 === Walkthrough === === Walkthrough ===
   - Launch the command   - Launch the command
   - Select a file path and extension to export the model to (c)Steel3 (//*.stw*//), (c)Steel4  (//*.steel*//), or RDM6-7 (//*.por*//)   - Select a file path and extension to export the model to (c)Steel3 (//*.stw*//), (c)Steel4  (//*.steel*//), or RDM6-7 (//*.por*//)
-  - The file is created, then RBT attempts to open it with windows default program for this extension.+  - The file is created, then RBT attempts to open it with Windows' default program for this extension.
 === Scripted mode === === Scripted mode ===
 No Scripted Mode No Scripted Mode
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 === Walkthrough === === Walkthrough ===
   - Select the beams   - Select the beams
-  - The beams nodes are swapped. The arrow orientation are refreshed as well as the node infos.+  - The beams nodes are swapped. The arrows' orientations are refreshed as well as the nodes' info.
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 === Preselection === === Preselection ===
-Preselection is allowed, every selected beams will be reversed.+Preselection is allowed, every selected beam will be reversed.
 ===  Options ===  ===  Options === 
 No option available. No option available.
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 === Preselection === === Preselection ===
-Preselection is enabled if one and anly one node is preselected.+Preselection is enabled if one and only one node is preselected.
 ===  Options ===  ===  Options === 
 No option available. No option available.
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 This command is a beta prototype.  This command is a beta prototype. 
-It might have unwanted behaviours and we will decline any responsability if it causes damages to your model.+It might have unwanted behaviors and we will decline any responsibility if it causes damages to your model.
 TomKod may or may not publish a proper version at a later date. TomKod may or may not publish a proper version at a later date.
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