AREA_FORM_TOP, AREA_FORM_BOTTOM, AREA_FORM_SIDE
These template attributes show the area of faces whose normal vector points in the following directions:
Top of form (
Bottom of form (
Form sides (
Use these template attributes with the
CAST_UNIT content type to report the
formwork areas of precast cast units.
For assemblies and cast units, the main part local up direction dictates the form up/bottom/sides directions. Faces which are inclined less than 5 degrees are counted in the top and bottom areas. Faces which are skew => 85 degrees are counted in the side areas. Faces which are exactly 45 degrees against main global or local axes, are not counted to any direction.
Steel embeds are ignored when calculating the
AREA_FORM_... values of cast units.
To report the formwork areas of cast-in-place
cast units, use the template attributes
AREA_FORM_SIDE_GLOBAL with the
content type. With these
Top-in-form face settings have no effect.