Creating a Slot - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

Intergraph Smart 3D Structural Detailing Reference Data

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3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Reference Data
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10.1(2014R1)

The following procedures create a slot that the software can place when a plate and penetrating profile are detailed.

Copy and Rename an Existing Slot Symbol

  1. Open the file using the Symbol2D environment.

  2. Delete any existing geometry from the file.

  3. Click Tools > Add-Ins, and display the Slot ribbon bar.

Create the Profile Geometry

  1. Copy and paste the required cross section from the cross section symbol. Do not sketch the profile geometry because it must match the cross section exactly.

  2. Delete any unnecessary geometry. If possible, limit the geometry to segments required to constrain the slot. This allows the slot symbol to be used for multiple cross sections.

  3. Lock the input geometry segments.

Create the Base Plate Geometry

  1. Sketch an input spline to represent the base plate of the profile.

  2. Click Lock, and select the spline to lock the element.

  3. Sketch the base plate on the Inputs layer.

Name the Input Geometry

  1. Right-click each profile segment, and open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Click the User tab, and check the segment name. If you copied a cross section and pasted it into the slot symbol, the names should already exist.

Create Input Groups

  1. Create an input group for the spline.

    Make sure that the profile geometry is grouped.

    A - Profile Group

    B - Base Plate Group

Name the Input Groups

Click Name Inputs. Click Name, and select the input name in the Value field. Click Apply.

A - Stiffener

B - BasePlate

Create the Slot Geometry

  1. Sketch the slot geometry on the Default layer.

  2. Sketch the base plate spline on the BasePlane layer. Use the Place/Offset Curve with Relationship command and trim the geometry on the Default layer to the new spline.

Group the Slot Geometry

  1. Press the CTRL key, and select the segments in a clockwise sequence.

  2. Click Group.

Name the Slot Edges

  • Use the Name Geometry dialog box to name the edges of the slot.

Constrain and Dimension the Geometry

  • Place the dimensions on the CrossSectionPlane, Default, or NoShortPtAdj layer, depending on your requirements. For more information, see Slots.

Add Parameters

  1. Click Symbol Properties, and click the Parameters Tab.

  2. Add parameter names to the dimensions.

    The parameter names must match the names in the bulkload file.

Define the Representation

  • Click Symbol Representation, and assign the slot geometry group the slot representation.

Save the Symbol File

  1. Save the symbol with a .SYM extension.

  2. Before you close the file, check the symbol's timestamp to verify that it was saved. If it was not, click Save As, and overwrite the file.

  3. Save the file to the symbol share under the [Reference Data Folder]\CatalogData\Symbols\Penetrations folder.

Modify the Visual Basic Rules

  • Add new Smart Items to the proper selector, then save and recompile the project.

Modify the Bulkload Spreadsheet

  • Modify the [Product Folder]\StructDetail\Data\BulkloadFiles\SRDConstDetailsSlots.xls file to add the new symbol.

Bulkload the Symbol

  • Bulkload in Append or Add mode.

Place the New Slot in the Model.

  1. Place a deck.

  2. Place a transverse bulkhead that intersects the deck.

  3. Place a deck profile that intersects the bulkhead, using the cross section in the slot symbol.

  4. Split the bulkhead with the profile.

  5. Detail the deck, bulkhead, and profile to get the slot.

See Also

Creating a Bracket Part
Creating a Chamfer
Creating a Collar
Creating a Corner Feature
Creating a Web Cut
Creating a Slot
Assembly Connections
Bracket Parts
Chamfers
Collars
Edge, Corner, and Face Feature Reference Data
End Cuts
Free End Cuts
Slots
Split at Angle End Cuts
Customizing Structural Detailing Reference Data