CORD LENGTH

Definition: 

The distance of the straight line between the beginning and the end of the arc.

CORD HEIGHT

Definition: 

The distance between the top of the arc and the diameter.

COMPOUND CURVE

Definition: 

A curve where almost all of the elements are curved with multiple planar events. 3D models are best to visualize the final shape.

COMPLEX CURVE

Definition: 

A curve that changes from a 2-dimensional plane to a 3-dimensional plane. Harder to visualize and describe on drawings than a simple curve.

COLD-FORMING

Definition: 

A process where light gauge steel members are manufactured by rolling or shaping the steel after it is cold.

CLIP ANGLE

Definition: 

An L-shaped short piece of metal (normally with a 90 degree bend). It is typically used for connections.

CHANNEL SECTION (C-SECTION)

Definition: 

A structural steel section with a cross section in the form of a ""C,"" consisting of a web, flange and lip.

CATIA MODEL

Definition: 

Software originally developed for the aerospace industry and now used by architects to display and rotate a 3-D model and output the data to CAD software. Radius Track fabricates track and studs using the NC file from the CAD software.