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Edit Bolt Pattern

The Edit Bolt Pattern option (End Support) allows you to edit a Bolt Pattern which has been added to the ends of the excavation.

  • You can edit the pattern parameters such as bolt length, spacing, properties.
  • You can also edit the location of the pattern.
It is not possible to edit individual bolts in a pattern. Pattern bolts can only be edited as a group. All bolts will have the same properties, length, spacing, etc. If you require different bolt properties for certain bolts, you will have to use the Add Spot Bolt option.

To edit a Bolt Pattern on the ends of the excavation:

  1. First, make sure you are viewing the End Support Designer view (select the End Support Designer End Support Designer Icon button from the toolbar).
  2. Select the Edit Bolt Pattern Edit Bolt Pattern icon option from the Sidebar or the Support menu, and you will see the Edit Bolt Pattern On Ends dialog.
    Edit Bolt Pattern on Ends dialog
    Edit Bolt Pattern on Ends dialog

  3. TIP: You can also right-click directly on any bolt in the pattern (i.e., the grid of points displayed in the End Support Designer view) and select Edit Bolt Pattern from the popup menu.

  4. In the Edit Bolt Pattern On Ends dialog, you can edit the Bolt Length, Orientation, Pattern Spacing, change Apply to End, or assign a different Bolt Properties type.
  5. Select OK to apply the changes and close the dialog.
  6. You can also change the installation point of the pattern (i.e., shift the pattern location) from the Edit Bolt Pattern On Ends dialog, as follows:
    1. Select the Adjust Installation Point button in the dialog.
    2. The dialog will close, and the current installation point of the pattern will be highlighted by a cross-hair icon.
    3. To graphically adjust the installation point - hover the mouse over the point, and the cursor will change to a 4-way arrow symbol 4 Way Arrow Icon. When you see this, you can click and drag the installation point to a new location. As you move the point, the pattern location will be interactively updated on the screen. When the pattern is in the desired position, right-click and select Done Green Checkmark, or press Enter, and the updated pattern will be applied to the model; OR
    4. Enter the x, y coordinates of the new installation point in the prompt line. When you press ENTER the updated pattern location will be applied to the model.
  7. Remember, if you made a mistake with the editing, you can always select Undo Undo Iconto restore the original pattern.
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