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Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Version_S3D
10.1(2014R1)

Select

Selects an existing geometric construction object, such as a curve or surface, to edit or delete.

Add

Selects geometry that defines a new geometric construction. This option is used with the numbered step options listed below.

Delete

Deletes a selected geometric construction.

Cancel

Cancels the macro, closes the geometric construction ribbon and the Geometric Construction Palette dialog box, and then returns to the main command ribbon.

Close

Verifies the validity of values selected for the options, closes the geometric construction ribbon and the Geometric Construction Palette dialog box, and then returns to the main command ribbon. The selected values are still available when you click again on the main command ribbon.

Geometric Construction

Displays the current geometric construction interface. You can also select:

  • A different, recently-used interface.

  • More - Opens the Select Geometric Construction dialog box. For a new geometric construction, all interfaces delivered with the software are available. For an existing geometric construction, only similar interface types are available.

Geometric constructions displaying only in the Select Geometric Construction dialog box are not intended for general usage. You should first consult your Intergraph support representative before using these geometric constructions.

1

Specifies the first polyline cross-section. This is typically a cross-section at the end of a surface created with the Surface by Curves geometric construction.

2

Specifies the second polyline cross-section. This is typically the cross-section next to the selected end of the surface.

Specifies a line string joining equivalent vertices of the cross-sections. This value is optional, and is only needed when the cross-sections do not have the same number of vertices.

Color Coding

For a new geometric construction, you can identify the status of input items by the background color of the step:

  • - No background color when there is no input.

  • - Yellow background when an input is selected.

  • - Blue background when an input was selected for the previous geometric construction. The input can also be used for the current geometric construction.

Selected inputs display highlighted in pink in the Workspace Explorer and as pink dotted lines in the graphic view:

When changing an existing geometric construction to a different definition, colors represent the different value changes:

  • and - No background color when you keep the value of the original geometric construction.

  • and - Yellow background when you change a value.

  • and - Blue background when the software changes a value to a new suggested value.

 Cancel

Clears the current selections.

 Accept

Accepts the current selections, and displays a preview.

Continue

Completes geometric construction definition. The ribbon is still displayed, and parameters for additional geometry can be defined.

Extension

Specifies the distance by which the first cross-section 1 is extended.