Components Overview - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Reports

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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Help
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11 (2016)
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7.1 (2018 R1)

Several specialized components allow you to access commands for configuring templates and generating drawings and reports. The various types of components can be divided into two groups: application components and folder components. Many of the application components correspond to specific types of drawings, such as volume drawings and composed drawings. The Spreadsheet Reports component provides access to report-related commands. You organize drawings and reports in folders. You can add folders to the root and to other folders. Each component has a different icon and right-click menu.

You can copy and paste components with some restrictions. For example, application components cannot contain folders or other application components. If you copy a folder, you can paste it under a folder but not under another component type. If you copy a Volume Drawing component, you can paste it under a folder. If you copy other types of components, you can paste them under folders but not under other types of components.

Your administrator can assign permissions to the different components using commands in the Project Management task. For example, the administrator can set permissions so that only the piping designers have write privileges on Isogen Isometric Drawings. See the Project Management Help.

There are several types of delivered components. Their names reflect the type of drawing or report they create. When you right-click the root or a folder and select the New Command, the Add Component Dialog displays. The dialog box includes a General Tab for general types of drawings or reports and additional task-specific tabs with delivered folders and packages.

You can also create and manage components from the 3D modeling tasks by using the Tools > Drawing Console Command. See the Common Help.

The following components are shown on the General tab of the Add Component Dialog. Other components are shown on other tabs.

Delivered Component

Description

3D Model By Query

Creates a 3D Model By Query component in the Console. You can use the 3D Model By Query component to export 3D model data in bulk as CAD (SAT) files. The software uses a filter-based query to collect the objects and document them automatically. More information is available in the Orthographic Drawings Help.

3D Model Data

Creates a 3D Model Data component in the Console. Right-click the component and select Setup on the shortcut menu to specify a filter that identifies the objects you want collected by the 3D Model Data component. You can use the 3D Model Data component to output SmartPlant Review files or CAD (SAT) files. More information is available in the Orthographic Drawings Help.

MicroStation 3D DGN

Creates a MicroStation 3D DGN component in the Console. Right-click the component and select Setup from the shortcut menu to define the MicroStation seed file and style to use in generating the component documents. More information is available in the Orthographic Drawings Help.

Folder

Creates an empty folder in the Console.

Drawings By Query Manager

Creates a Drawings by Query Manager in the Console. The Drawings by Query Manager is used in conjunction with other components, such as the Orthographic Drawing by Query and Isogen Isometric Drawing by Query components, to complete the query for objects in the model. The Drawings by Query Manager provides the filter that specifies the "where" side of the query. It tells the query "where" to look for the objects specified by the component "what" filter. More information is available in the Orthographic Drawings Help and the Isogen Isometric Drawings Help.

Generic Module Folder

Creates a Generic Module Folder in the Console. The Generic Module Folder component provides a way for you to run your custom VB modules to create custom drawings. You set up the Generic Module Folder component to use your custom VB module. More information is available in the Orthographic Drawings Help.

Imported Folder

Imports an external Windows folder from a shared network folder into the Management or Drawing console. The imported folder can contain any type of file available in Windows. You can manage the imported documents, and publish them using Imported Folder menu options.See Drawings Folders in the Orthographic Drawings Help.

Composed Drawings

Creates a Composed Drawing component in the Console. Composed drawings are orthographic drawings created in a 3D task such as Common. The composed drawing component manages the composed drawings you create. More information is available in the Orthographic Drawings Help.

Orthographic Drawings by Query

Creates an Orthographic Drawings by Query component in the Console. The Orthographic Drawing by Query component allows you to create drawings for many objects in the model all in the same manner. This component does not require physical volumes in the model. The software uses a filter-based query to collect the objects and document them automatically. More information is available in the Orthographic Drawings Help.

Isogen Isometric Drawings by Query

Creates an Isogen Isometric Drawings by Query component in the Console. You create an isometric drawing by associating an Isogen Isometric Drawing by Query component to a Query Manager. The Isogen Isometric Drawing by Query component specifies the "what" portion of the query, while the Query Manager specifies the "where." More information is available in the Isogen Isometric Drawings Help.

Spreadsheet Reports

Creates a Spreadsheet Report component in the Console. More information is available in the Reports Help.

Search Folder

Creates a Search Folder in the Console. Search Folders allow you to search for documents based on common properties such as out-of-date status, approval, or documents that have been published to a certain contract in integrated environment. More information is available in the Orthographic Drawings Help.

Volume Drawings

Creates a Volume Drawings component in the Console. The Volume Drawing component uses a template to create drawings. You can place a view on the template and associate the view with a view style to control the output. To define the contents of the view, you create a drawing volume in the model. More information is available in the Orthographic Drawings Help.

For drawing components used in marine mode, see Drawings by Rule Components.

See Also

Shortcut Menus
Icons for Components and Drawings
New Command
Delivered Drawing Types
Drawings and Reports Naming Rules
Document and Sheet Naming Rules in Drawings by Rule