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Intergraph Smart 3D Electrical

PPMProduct
Intergraph Smart 3D
PPMCategory_custom
Help
SPFVersion_custom
2019 (10.0)
Version_S3D
12.1(2019)

Allows you to create cableway transitions that accommodate changes in the shape, size, and orientation of the cableway.

Properties

Opens the Transition Settings dialog box. For more information, see Transition Settings Dialog Box.

Start Transition

Prompts you to select an end feature or nozzle at which to insert the cableway transition.

Offset Transition

Prompts you to establish the offset cross section for the cableway transition. If a part is associated to the transition feature, the software removes the offset box.

Part

Allows you to select the component from the catalog that you want to insert. The list includes the last 10 names of component parts that you have placed. The More option opens the Select Part dialog box for browsing the catalog for the correct part.

The Part box is not enabled if you are inserting a cableway transition (because cableway does not have parts). However, the box is enabled if you are inserting a cable tray reducer, for example.

Finish

Ends the placement of the transition feature. Click this button after you are satisfied with the transition.

Plane

Activates options for selecting a route working plane for the transition centerline. The options include:

  • Plan Plane

Defines the work surface as the XY plane at the depth of the active end. You also can press CTRL+1 to select this option.

  • Elevation Plane: East-West ( Z Plane: X-Axis)

Defines the work surface as the XZ plane. You also can press CTRL+2 to select this option.

  • Elevation Plane: North-South ( Z Plane: Y-Axis)

Defines the work surface as the YZ plane. You also can press CTRL+3 to select this option.

  • Plane by Turn/Branch

Defines the work surface as the plane defined by an existing turn or branch. You select the turn or branch to set the plane. You also can press CTRL+4 to select this option.

  • Plane by Three Points

Defines the work surface using three points that you define. You also can press CTRL+5 to select this option.

  • No Plane

Clears any work surfaces. The software does not project points that you place to any plane. You also can press CTRL+6 to select this option.

Run

Specifies the name of the cableway associated with the transition. You can select another run from the list if necessary.

<New Cableway> displays the New Cableway dialog box. Use this option to create a new cableway run.

<New/Continue Run> extends an existing cableway if you select the end feature of the conduit run. If a run is continued, all runs associated with the parent system display in the list. If you do not select an end feature, the New Cableway dialog box displays to create a cableway. For more information, see New Cableway Dialog Box.

<Select Graphically> allows you to select an existing run in a graphic view, or the Workspace Explorer.

<Load More Runs> loads all the runs that belong to the parent system. This option is not available after you load all the runs, or if the parent system contains less than 200 runs.

More displays the Select Cableway dialog box. Use this option to select a cableway that is associated with a different electrical system. For more information, see Select Cableway Dialog Box.

Type

Designates the type of transition feature. Options include Straight Parallel, Straight Slanted, and Turn.

Shape

Allows you to select the shape of the cableway. You can change size and orientation, as needed. Options include Rectangular, Round, and Flat Oval.

Width

Defines the width of the rectangular or flat oval transition feature. Values stored in the reference data determine the list of options. Also, you can enter an amount for the width.

Depth

Defines the depth of the rectangular or flat oval transition feature. Values stored in the reference data determine the list of options. Also, you can enter an amount for the depth.

Orientation

Allows you to change the orientation of a cross section while routing, or you can edit the orientation value after routing by displaying feature property pages. The Orientation value can orient the cross section in a standard or skewed position and allows you to specify the location of a cross section in the cableway. Orientation changes the local axis of the cableway associated with the width axis of the offset cross section. You cannot access the command if an end feature or nozzle is selected to position the offset; this action fixes the orientation of both ends of the transition.

Align

Positions the transition on the section view of the cross section. This control is only available for straight parallel transitions.

Align Centerline

Align Top Left

Align Top Right

Align Bottom Right

Align Bottom Left

Align Top Center

Align Right Center

Align Bottom Center

Align Left Center

Not Aligned

Length

Specifies the length of the transition. Type or select a length for the transition.

Diameter

Sets the diameter for a round transition. The diameter is not available if you select an end feature or nozzle to position the offset, because this action determines the cross section shape and size of the offset cross section.

Throat Radius

Allows you to set the throat radius distance for a turn transition.

Angle Lock

Locks or unlocks the Angle box.

Angle

Defines the angle of the turn transition. When you enter a value, the software changes the angle accordingly. Values can range from 0 to 180.