Insert Ribs

This command on the Edit menu is an easy way for you to define the geometry of ribs to add to the currently selected element of a part. This command is not available if more than one element is selected.

The Insert Ribs window is displayed with the following inputs:

Type of RibThere are two types of ribs that you may insert, both of which consist of three elements and may have sloping sides. The first type uses the partís default radius for all bends, and the second type adjusts the rib width to accommodate the inside bend radius you specify so there is not flat width at the top of the rib.
Side of ElementIf the selected element is more horizontal than vertical, you may choose to place the ribs above or below it. If the selected element is more vertical than horizontal, you may choose to place the ribs to the left or right of it.
Rib HeightThe height of the rib from the selected element. If the part uses centerline dimensioning, this height is from the centerline of the element to the centerline of the top of the rib. Otherwise, the it is the overall height of the rib.
Rib Side AngleThe angle of the side elements of the rib relative to the selected element.
Rib Top WidthThe length of the middle element at the top of the rib. Applies only to the first type of rib.
Inside Radius, RThe inside radius at the middle of the rib. Applies only to the second type of rib.
Number of RibsYou may insert several ribs on the same element. They are always inserted evenly spaced.