Creating a Chamfer - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

Intergraph Smart 3D Structural Detailing Reference Data

PPMProduct
Intergraph Smart 3D
PPMCategory_custom
Reference Data
Version_SThreeD_Custom
10.1 (2014 R1)

The following procedures create a chamfer that the software can place when two plates are detailed.

Copy and Rename an Existing Chamfer 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 Chamfer ribbon bar.

Create the Input Geometry

  1. Sketch input lines to represent the plate being chamfered and the connected plate. Put these lines on the Inputs layer.

  2. Lock the elements by clicking Lock and selecting each line.

Name the Input Geometry

  1. Right-click each input line, and select Properties.

  2. Click the User tab, and add a new Attribute set as shown.

  3. A - Type EdgeNames

  4. B - Type EdgeName

  5. C - Select Text

  6. D - Type Base

  7. Name each line as follows:

    A - Base

    B - Edge

    C - Base

Create Two Input Groups

A - Group 1

B - Group 2

Name the Support Groups

  • Click Name Inputs. Then, click Name and select the input name in the Value box. Click Apply.

    A - OppositePart

    B - Part

Sketch the Chamfer Geometry on the Default Layer

Group the Chamfer Geometry

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

  2. Click Group.

Constrain and Dimension the Geometry

  1. Place the dimensions on the Dimensions layer.

Assign Parameter Names

  1. Display the Properties dialog box for the symbol, and click the Parameters tab.

  2. Add parameter names to the dimensions.

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

Assign the Chamfer Geometry Group to the Contour Representation

  • Click Symbol Representation.

Save the 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\Chamfer 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\SRDPlateChamfer.xls file to add the new bracket.

Bulkload the Symbol

  • Bulkload in Append or Add mode.

Place the New Chamfer in the Model

  1. Place a deck.

  2. Split the deck.

  3. Change the thickness of one of the subsystems. Make it greater than the other plate's thickness by 6mm.

  4. Detail both plates to get an assembly connection, which creates a chamfer.

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