Creating a Corner Feature - 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)

Sketched features follow the same procedure as openings. For more information, see Creating a New Standard Opening.

Copy an Existing Corner Feature Symbol and Rename It

  1. Open the file using the Symbol2D environment.

  2. Delete any existing geometry from the file.

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

Create the Feature Supports

  1. Sketch two input splines using the Curve command.

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

Create Input Groups

  1. Create a group for each support.

Name the Support Groups

  1. Click Name Graphic Inputs.

  2. Click Name, and type the support name in the Value box, then click Apply.

Create the Feature Geometry

Group the Feature Geometry

  1. Turn off all layers except for the Output layer.

  2. Hold the CTRL key, and select the output segments in a clockwise sequence.

  3. Click Group.

Dimension the Geometry.

  1. Use the SmartDimension command. Place the dimensions on the Dimensions layer.

Assign Parameter Names

  1. Click Symbol Properties, and click the Parameters tab. Add parameter names to the dimensions.

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

  2. Click Symbol Representation, and assign the bracket geometry group to the CutCurve 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\CornerFeatures folder.

Modify the Rules to Place the New Feature

  1. Open the CornerFeatureRule.vbp file. By default, this file is delivered to the [Product Folder]\StructDetail\Data\SmartOccurrence\CornerFeatureRules folder.

    Add the selector logic required to place the new feature.

Bulkload the Feature

  1. Bulkload in Append mode.

  2. Place the new feature in the model

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