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Intergraph Smart 3D Structural Manufacturing

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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Version_S3D
11.x(2016)

Displays the controls used to display manufacturing parts.

Select MFG Plate

Selects a manufacturing part whose XML data you want to display. You can select the part in a graphic view or in the Workspace Explorer.

Open XML File

Displays the Open dialog box so that you can select an external XML text file to open.

Accept

Opens the specified viewer for the selected parts.

Reject

Clears the select set.

Viewer

Specifies the viewer to use for the selected parts.

Template

Selects the template that you want to use as a background. Templates are the background files for the Part Monitor. Most of them contain text boxes where various commonly-used information is loaded into the 2D view. Some of the template files are empty so that many parts can be loaded, such as the template files used with the various Check Drawing modes.

  • Check Drawings - Reviews a selection of plates within the drawing. This option lets you review the output data as a group rather than individually. The output created by this option is similar to a nesting package. This is not actual nesting software, so the output is not optimized for actual production. When you select Check Drawings as the template, the software automatically selects the CheckDrawings.sha template file.

  • Empty - Uses a blank template. This is the default option.

  • EmptyDefaultXML - The default template for displaying plates, profiles, or member objects. You can change the documents, but the internal settings must remain.

  • EmptyNoBevel.sha - Displays output similar to the following figure:

  • EmptyRightSide.sha - Displays output similar to the following figure:

  • MfgTemplateSet - The default drawing template document for displaying template objects. You can change this document, but the internal settings must remain.

  • PanelDrawings - Uses a panel template.

  • PanelEmpty - Uses an empty panel template.

Output Format

Selects the output format rule to use. This affects the filter that is applied as well as many other settings from the data build loaded to the catalog. For example, selecting the Plates & Profiles, Split Curves format applies a preprocessing step to the XML output that generates a list of coordinates for curved data and edges. The Part Monitor then uses these coordinates to create a spline curve which gives a much cleaner final product.

  • Plates and Profiles COMBINED and Plates & Profiles, Symbols - Uses the traditional symbol engine.

  • Plates and Profiles with Annotation - Uses a user-defined rule-driven annotation engine. Each annotation is a group of lines, arcs, circles, and text boxes with a set of attributes that comprise the annotation entity.

  • Plates and Profiles as Plates - Uses rules to show manufacturing as plates.

  • Member SMS_Profiles - Sets the selector rule for picking members. You can only select members.

  • Plates & Profiles, Split curves - Supports high quality splines. This option is useful if you must provide output for high-precision cutting robots. The curve is represented by a large number of coordinate vertex points to which a spline can be fitted. The plate part shows a large number of points along the curve.

    The following image shows the part as it is loaded using either the Plates & Profiles COMBINED or Plates & Profiles, Symbols options.

    The following image shows the part as it is loaded using the Plates & Profiles, Split Curves option.

    The individual coordinates along the curve can be seen in the following image.

    Parts loaded using the Plates & Profiles, Split Curves option take longer to process because of the extra data that must be processed for drawing in the 2D view.

  • Check Drawings SMS_Profiles - Reviews many parts at once in a format that is similar to a nesting package. This is not nesting software, so the output is not optimized for production. When you select CheckDrawings SMS_Profiles, the Template box automatically changes to the CheckDrawings.sha template file.

    You can locate only profile and member objects when you use this mode.

  • Check Drawings SMS_PLATES - Reviews many parts at once in a format that is similar to a nesting package. This is not nesting software, so the output is not optimized for production. When you select the CheckDrawings SMS_PLATES option, the Template box automatically changes to the CheckDrawings.sha template file.

    You can locate only plate objects when you use this mode.

  • Plates & Profiles with Customization - Creates a plate or profile XML document. This document includes annotations. It is adjusted from the default output using customizable rules as specified in the catalog table. Common output customization includes the assembly path for plates and cross section information for profiles.

  • Panels SMS_Plate - Reviews panel objects and displays a report with part information.

  • Panels - Drawing - Reviews the panel object and the related parts that make up the panel.

  • Templates SMS_TEMPLATES - Reviews template sets. The Template box automatically changes to the MfgTemplateSet.sha template file.

  • Templates SMS_Plates - Default drawing template document, used to view template objects based on the export format. You can change this document, but the internal settings must remain.

  • Templates with Annotation - Reviews template sets. The drawing is created with annotations. For larger numbers of template sets, or template sets with very large numbers of templates, this option can also generate large numbers of annotation entities. This can impact load-time performance. The Template box automatically changes to the MfgTemplateSet.sha template file.

  • Templates Check Drawings - Reviews many templates or template sets at once in a format that is similar to a nesting package. This is not nesting software, so the output is not optimized for production. When you pick the Check Drawings Templates option, the Template box automatically changes to the CheckDrawings.sha template file.