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Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

Intergraph Smart 3D
11 (2016)


Selects an existing geometric construction object, such as a curve or surface, to edit or delete.


Selects geometry that defines a new geometric construction. Used with the numbered options listed below.


Deletes a selected geometric construction.


Cancels the macro, closes the geometric construction ribbon and the Geometric Construction Palette Dialog, and then returns to the main command ribbon.


Verifies the validity of values selected for the options, closes the geometric construction ribbon and the Geometric Construction Palette Dialog, and then returns to the main command ribbon. The selected values are still available when you click again on the main command ribbon.

Geometric Construction

Displays the current geometric construction interface. You can also select a different, recently-used interface or More.


Opens the Select Geometric Construction dialog. For a new geometric construction, all interfaces delivered with the software are available. For an existing geometric construction, only similar interface types are available.

Geometric constructions displaying only in the Select Geometric Construction dialog are not intended for general usage. You should first consult your Hexagon support representative before using these geometric constructions.


Specifies the coordinate system.

Color Coding

For a new geometric construction, you can identify the status of input items by the background color of the step:

- No background color when there is no input.

- Yellow background when an input is selected.

- Blue background when an input was selected for the previous geometric construction. The input can also be used for the current geometric construction.

Selected inputs display highlighted in pink in the Workspace Explorer and as pink dotted lines in the graphic view:

When changing an existing geometric construction to a different definition, colors represent the different value changes:

and - No background color when you keep the value of the original geometric construction.

and - Yellow background when you change a value.

and - Blue background when the software changes a value to a new suggested value.


Clears the selections for the current step.


Accepts the current selections and displays a preview.


Completes the geometric construction definition. The ribbon continues to display so that you can define parameters for additional geometry.

The geometric constructions are not created and saved to the model until you click Finish on the main command ribbon to create the model object.

Looking Axis

Specifies the normal axis of the plane. The plane is centered about the looking axis.


Defines the distance of the plane from the coordinate system origin.


Defines the size of the sides of the plane. The range is centered about looking axis.