Pin Jig Ribbon - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Structural Manufacturing

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11 (2016)

Displays the controls used to define a pin jig.

Properties

Activates the Pin Jig Properties Dialog, which you use to view and modify the properties of the pin jig that you are about to place in the model.

Select Assembly/Plate Part(s)

Select the detailed plate part or assembly that is the parent of the pin jig.

A detailed plate part or assembly can have multiple pin jigs.

Select

Manually select the supported plate parts. This button only displays if you select an assembly.

Select Supported Plate Parts

Displays the Supported Plate List dialog box. For more information, see Supported Plate List Dialog.

Accept

Accepts the selected supported objects.

Cancel

Cancels the object selection.

Select Boundaries

Define the outer contour seams and butts for the pin jig, which is required for reporting. The aft, lower, fore, and upper seam selections are also used to rename the seams on the drawings.

Boundary Steps

Aft

Specifies the aft boundary. If the software can compute the aft boundary, that is the default.

Lower

Specifies the lower boundary. If the software can compute the lower boundary, that is the default.

The aft and lower boundaries must have a common point. This point determines the origin point for the plate parts on the pin jig.

Fore

Specifies the fore boundary. If the software can compute the fore boundary, that is the default.

Upper

Specifies the upper boundary. If the software can compute the upper boundary, that is the default.

  • You can select multiple boundary objects within each seam definition. For example, the aft boundary can be comprised of several seams, plate boundaries, and so on that are linked together.

  • You can select seams, or any object that would form a plate boundary, to define the contour boundaries.

Aft Boundary Name

Displays the name assigned to the aft boundary. You can change the default to meet your needs.

Lower Boundary Name

Displays the name assigned to the lower boundary. You can change the default to meet your needs.

Fore Boundary Name

Displays the name assigned to the fore boundary. You can change the default to meet your needs.

Upper Boundary Name

Displays the name assigned to the upper boundary. You can change the default to meet your needs.

Display List

Indicates whether the Boundary Steps dialog displays.

The Boundary Steps dialog displays a list of boundaries for the selected plates. For a regular plate with four boundaries, this dialog box displays the list of boundaries and the corresponding directions. For irregular plates, such as plates forming an L shape, the dialog displays the boundaries but does not assign directions. You can specify the boundary by selecting the corresponding checkbox. When you select the boundary, it highlights in the model. A single boundary can be assigned to multiple directions. Multiple boundaries can be assigned to a single direction.

Base Plane

Specify the base plane for the pin jig. The base plane defines the jig floor.

Balance Method

Specifies the balance method for the pin jig. For some methods, you can select the inputs from the model by selecting the User Inputs option.

Direction Toggle

Reverses the direction of the base plane.

User Inputs

Indicates that you select inputs for the Balance Method from the model. Valid inputs include:

Reference lines

Seams, knuckles, reference curves, and marking lines that pass over the selected plates.

Select Points

Plate corners, end points of seams, knuckles, reference curves, and marking lines.

If the balance method is set to User Defined, the Plane Definition Control buttons display.

 Coincident Plane

Specifies that you want the plate placed on the reference plane.

 By Plane or Offset Plane

Places the plate system a specified distance from the reference plane. If you choose this option, you must define the offset distance. An offset distance of zero defines a coincident plane.

 Angle from plane

Places the plate at a specified angle or slope to the reference plane. If you choose this option, you must define an axis of rotation and the angle or slope.

Plane by Point and Vector

Specifies the reference plane by defining a vector perpendicular to the reference plane. A third point defines the reference plane position along the vector.

Plane by Vectors Normal

Specifies the reference plane as being normal to another plane that you select and having a rotation parallel to a vector that you define.

/ Remove/Maintain Relationships of the Plane

Maintains the relationships of the plane to the definition method and the geometry used by the definition method. For example, a plane created with Offset from Plane  maintains the relationship of the selected plane and the Offset value. Otherwise, this option disables the relationships of the plane to allow moving of the plane.

When you copy a bracket and use Edit > Paste > Delete Optional to remove a boundary, Remove/Maintain Relationships of the Plane / is not visible. You must first click Select Bracket Supports to allow the command to determine the applicable options.

/ Offset lock

Locks the Offset value, disabling updates of the offset value by mouse moves. The Lock option is only available when you use the Offset from a Plane option.

Offset

Specifies the offset distance for the plate from the selected reference plane. You can specify the offset dynamically in graphics or by typing the distance. The Offset option is only available when you use the Offset from a Plane option.

Angle

Specify the angle at which to place the plate relative to the reference plane. You have to define the axis of rotation using two points before you can define the angle. The Angle option is only available when you use the Angle from plane option.

Step

Specifies the angle step. The step is incremented by this value when the cursor is moved in the graphic view. The Step option is only available when you use the Angle from plane option.

 Select Vector

Defines or selects a vector normal to the needed plane. This option is only available when you use the Plane by Point and Vector option.

 Define Point

Specifies the point along the vector at which to place the plate system or plane. This option is only available when you use the Plane by Point and Vector option.

 Define Point 1

Specifies the location of the first of three points that defines the plane. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Three Points option.

 Define Point 2

Specifies the location of the second of three points that defines the plane. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Three Points option.

 Define Point 3

Specifies the location of the third of three points that defines the plane. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Three Points option.

 Select Plane

Select the plane to which your reference plane is to be normal. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Vectors Normal option.

 Select First Point

Specify the location of the first vector point. Your reference plane is parallel to this vector. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Vectors Normal option.

 Select Second Point

Specify the location of the second vector point. Your reference plane is parallel to this vector. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Vectors Normal option.

Pin Alignment

Specifies the alignment of the pins on the jig floor. This option is available when Base Plane is selected during placement of a new pin jig. It is also available when Jig Setup is selected during creation and modification of an existing pin jig. The available options are:

Default

Pins are aligned based on the tightest box bounding the supported plates.

Longest Edge

Pins are aligned based on the longest contour. The rows or columns of pins are parallel to the line joining the end points of the longest contour.

Global

Pins are aligned based on the global coordinate system. The rows or columns of pins are parallel to the global axes.

Centerline

Pins are aligned based on the centerline. A row of pins is placed on the centerline. This option is only available when the selected plates cross the centerline of the hull.

Left Contour

Pins are aligned based on the left contour of the pin jig. The rows or columns of pins are parallel to the line joining the end points of the left contour.

Bottom Contour

Pins are aligned based on the bottom contour of the pin jig. The rows or columns of pins are parallel to the line joining the end points of the bottom contour.

Right Contour

Pins are aligned based on the right contour of the pin jig. The rows or columns of pins are parallel to the line joining the end points of the right contour.

Top Contour

Pins are aligned based on the top contour of the pin jig. The rows or columns of pins are parallel to the line joining the end points of the top contour.

Pins on Center Line

Pins are aligned based on the centerline of the ship. The rows or columns of pins are parallel to the line joining the end points of the centerline. This option is available only when the supported pin jig plates pass over the centerline of the ship.

Minimum Pin Height

Select the minimum height of the pins from the list. This option is set automatically if the Pin Height Rule box is set to By Rule.

Pin Height Rule

Select the rule from the list.

Equipment

Select the equipment to use from the list. This information comes from the work centers assigned to the assembly to which the supported parts belong.

Remarking Lines

Displays the Remarking Lines dialog box from which you can modify existing remarking lines and add new remarking lines. You can also view and modify the attribute values of the remarking lines. For more information, see Remarking Lines Dialog.

Modify Jig Setup

Activates the Pin Jig 3D View dialog box. For more information, see Pin Jig Setup View.

Finish

Creates the pin jig.