Adding an Angled Prediction Plane

Define an additional and arbitrary polygonal prediction plane.

Figure 1. A 3D model of the building showing the additional prediction plane to be added to the model (indicated with a blue outline).
  1. Create a polygon using one of the following workflows:
    • On the Objects menu, click Enter Basic Objects > Enter Polygonal Object.
    • On the Objects toolbar, click the Add Polygonal Objects icon.
    • Press F7 to use the keyboard shortcut.
  2. Create the general shape of the prediction plane (in this example, a rectangle).

    Figure 2. View of the model in the X/Y plane (top view). The general shape of the prediction plane is illustrated in green.
    1. Click twice to specify the first corner of the polygon.
    2. Click twice to specify corner 3 and corner 4.
    3. Right-click at the first corner to close the polygon.
  3. Edit the coordinates of the prediction plane.
    1. Select the prediction plane by clicking on the outline of the polygon.
    2. Right-click on the selected prediction plane and from the right-click context menu, click Properties.
    3. On the Object Properties dialog, specify the precise coordinates:
      • (-11, 6, 4)
      • (8, 6, 4)
      • (8, -5, -1)
      • (-11, 5, -1)
  4. Click Change Type.
    The Wall Type dialog is displayed.
  5. Under Selected Type, from the drop-down list, select Prediction Plane.

    Figure 3. The Wall Type dialog.
  6. Click OK to close the Wall Type dialog.
  7. Click OK to close the Object Properties dialog.

    Figure 4. A 3D model of the building showing the angled prediction plane (indicated with a blue outline).
    Note: The new prediction plane must also be included in the simulation when setting up the project parameters in ProMan, see Step 5.