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Displays and defines the general property names and values of the selected assembly or assembly block. You can only edit information that displays in a field with a white background. All other fields are read-only.

Category

Select to display a group of assembly properties. Available settings are Standard, Planning, Weight and CG, Assembly Range, and Position and Orientation.

Update

Calculates the non-persisted properties, such as length, weight and height.

Standard Category

Name

Name of the assembly. This name is usually generated by the active name rule. You can type a different name for the assembly if you want. Names generated by a rule include a Global Workshare name rule ID, if the name rule ID was defined when the model database was created. For more information, see "Using Global Workshare" in the Global Workshare Guide.

Name Rule

Name rule used to generate the name. This field allows you to have optional rules for different situations. The content of the list comes from the "Rule Options" function. Set this option to User Defined if you want to specify the name yourself.

Assembly Type

Type of planning assembly, such as block, assembly, or pipe spool. The drop-down list contains all available assembly types as defined in the reference data.

Parent Assembly

Displays the name of the parent assembly, block, or assembly block.

Symmetrically Related Assembly

Displays the name of the symmetrically related assembly if one has been defined using Mirror Assembly . If no relationship is defined, <None> is displayed.

Assembly Stage

Construction stage of an assembly from a facility-defined rule set. The drop-down list contains all available stages as defined in the reference data. Examples of stages include part production, assembly of subassemblies, assembly of sections with outfitting, and assembly of sections before painting. If no stage is defined, <None> is displayed.

Workcenter

Specifies the assigned assembly workcenter from a facility-defined rule set. The list contains all available workcenters regardless of their level in the workcenter hierarchy. Examples of workcenters include docks, shops, bays, and panel lines. Workcenters may also be areas and zones where a block is assembled from multiple assemblies.

Default Build Equipment

Specifies the primary equipment used to join the elements of the assembly. The list contains all available build equipment as defined in the reference data. Examples of build equipment include jig floors and bending equipment. Build equipment can be changed at the assembly element level by clicking Sequence Form on the Sequence ribbon. For more information, see Sequence.

Default Weld Equipment

Specifies weld equipment used within the assigned workcenter when welding weld defined using Generate Planning Joints . The list contains all available weld equipment as defined in the reference data.

Exit Equipment

Specifies the crane or transport equipment within the assigned workcenter that moves the finished assembly to its next assembly stage and workcenter. The list contains all available exit equipment as defined in the reference data.

Building method comments

Allows you to type comments regarding workcenter or work process assignment or any other issue pertinent to the assembly.

Build And Weld As Sequenced

Specifies if you want to weld objects as they are joined in the assembly sequence. Select True to weld each object as it is joined, and select False to join all objects together before welding.

Orientation Baseplate

Displays the assigned manufacturing orientation baseplate if one has been defined using the Manufacturing orientation option. If no baseplate is defined, <None> is displayed.

Orientation Coordinate System

Allows you to select the global coordinate system used to define the local manufacturing orientation coordinate system in the Manufacturing orientation option. Default value is the main coordinate system.

Orientation X Rotation

The rotation of the assembly around the X-axis of the local manufacturing orientation coordinate system (defined in the Manufacturing orientation option), whether based on baseplate or a three-point plane definition. By modifying the rotational values, you can edit the value to any exact orientation relative to the coordinate system. Manually changing the orientation does not affect the selected baseplate, even though the assembly is no longer oriented by the baseplate.

Orientation Y Rotation

The rotation of the assembly around the Y-axis of the local manufacturing orientation coordinate system (defined in the Manufacturing orientation option), whether based on baseplate or a three-point plane definition. By modifying the rotational values, you can edit the value to any exact orientation relative to the coordinate system. Manually changing the orientation does not affect the selected baseplate, even though the assembly is no longer oriented by the baseplate.

Orientation Z Rotation

The rotation of the assembly around the Z-axis of the local manufacturing orientation coordinate system (defined in the Manufacturing orientation option), whether based on baseplate or a three-point plane definition. By modifying the rotational values, you can edit the value to any exact orientation relative to the coordinate system. Manually changing the orientation does not affect the selected baseplate, even though the assembly is no longer oriented by the baseplate.

Boardside

Specifies the board of the assembly. The list contains all available values as defined in the reference data, typically Center, Starboard Side, Port Side, and Both Sides. Default value is Center.

Manufacturing Frame System

Allows you to select the coordinate system used to process structural manufacturing rules for all objects in the assembly. The drop-down list contains all available coordinate systems as defined in the reference data. If no coordinate system is defined, No Framesystem is displayed and the local manufacturing orientation coordinate system (defined in the Manufacturing orientation option) is used.

Planning Category

Build Method

Specifies the method used to position child objects in the block. The list contains all available values as defined in the reference data for the assigned workcenter, typically Vertical Drop, Drop at angle, Slide, and Default. The list is defined by the BuildMethodData codelist.

Slot Connectivity

Specifies the minimum welding requirement at profile and slot intersections to meet the build method requirements. The list contains all available values as defined in the reference data, typically None, Webleft, Webright, Double, N/A, and Default. The list is defined by the SlotConnectivityData codelist.

You can customize slot and collar rules in the Structural Detailing task to use Build Method and Slot Connectivity properties to determine the slots and collars placed during detailing.

Weight and CG Category

Weight

Displays the weight of all child parts and assemblies of the assembly. Press update to calculate is initially displayed because the property value is not persisted in the model.

CoG X

Displays the position of center of gravity along the X-axis in the CoG Coordinate System. Press update to calculate is initially displayed because the property value is not persisted in the model.

CoG Y

Displays the position of center of gravity along the Y-axis in the CoG Coordinate System. Press update to calculate is initially displayed because the property value is not persisted in the model.

CoG Z

Displays the position of center of gravity along the Z-axis in the CoG Coordinate System. Press update to calculate is initially displayed because the property value is not persisted in the model.

CoG Coordinate System

Allows you to select the coordinate system for calculation of center of gravity (CoG) coordinates. The drop-down list contains all available coordinate systems as defined in the reference data. Default value is the main coordinate system.

Assembly Range

The range box dimensions of an assembly are based on inputs such as the parts selection criteria, the orientation, the assembly shrinkage, and the assembly margin.

Global - Length

Displays the length of the assembly range box in the global orientation.

Global - Width

Displays the width of the assembly range box in the global orientation.

Global - Height

Displays the height of the assembly range box in the global orientation.

Assembly Orientation - Length

Displays the length of the assembly range box in the assembly orientation.

Assembly Orientation - Width

Displays the width of the assembly range box in the assembly orientation.

Assembly Orientation - Height

Displays the height of the assembly range box in the assembly orientation.

Minimum Bound Box - Length

Displays the length of the assembly range box in the tight box orientation.

Minimum Bound Box - Width

Displays the width of the assembly range box in the tight box orientation.

Minimum Bound Box - Height

Displays the height of the assembly range box in the tight box orientation.

Global - Shrinkage - Length

Displays the length of the assembly range box that includes the assembly shrinkage in the global direction.

Global - Shrinkage - Width

Displays the width of the assembly range box that includes the assembly shrinkage in the global direction.

Global - Shrinkage - Height

Displays the height of the assembly range box that includes the assembly shrinkage in the global direction.

Global - Shrinkage and Margin - Length

Displays the length of the assembly range box that includes the assembly shrinkage and margin in the global direction.

Global - Shrinkage and Margin - Width

Displays the width of the assembly range box that includes the assembly shrinkage and margin in the global direction.

Global - Shrinkage and Margin - Height

Displays the height of the assembly range box that includes the assembly shrinkage and margin in the global direction.

The length, width, and height values are computed after you click Update.