Reference Curve by 2D Sketch Ribbon - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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10.1(2014R1)

Displays the options that you use to place a reference curve in the model.

 Reference Curve by 2D Sketch Properties

Opens the Reference Curve by 2D Sketch dialog box, which you use to view and modify the properties of the reference curve that you are about to place in the model.

 Plate System

Select the plate system for the reference curve. You can select multiple plate systems to place multiple reference curves at the same time. The software uses the same information for each reference curve. After placement, the reference curves are unrelated to each other and can be edited as individual entities.

 Sketch Curve

Select to draw the landing curve. See the Landing Curve Definition Controls section below.

 Boundaries

Define the boundaries of the reference curve. You can define the boundaries by selecting objects in the model. If you select objects in the model and those objects are moved, the software automatically resizes the reference curve to maintain the boundary relationship. See the Boundary Definition Controls section below.

Finish

Places the reference curve using the defined parameters.

 Reject

Clears all selected objects.

 Accept

Accepts all selected objects.

Type

Specifies the curve type. Select Reference, Grid, Mark, Tangent, or Knuckle.

Name

Defines the name of the reference curve.

Landing Curve Definition Controls

Available when you use the Sketch Curve option.

 Sketching Plane - Specify the sketching plane for the curve. This is the first step in defining the curve.

Add Intersecting Item - Select objects in the model that intersect the sketching plane that you want to use as reference geometry. These extra objects appear in the Draft 2D environment.

Add Projection Item - Select objects in the model that do not intersect the sketching plane that you want to use as reference geometry. These extra objects are projected onto the sketching plane and appear in the Draft 2D environment.

Sketch 2D - Opens the Draft 2-D environment in which you can draw the curve.

To display a grid or reference plane ruler in the Sketch 2D environment, first define an active coordinate system using Tools > PinPoint. For more information, see PinPoint in the Common User’s Guide and 2D Grids Ruler in the SmartSketch Drawing Editor Help.

Auto Import Enable/Disable - Allows the software to automatically add all objects that are relative to the object to be sketched to a select set. Items in the select set are highlighted in the graphics view and in the Workspace Explorer. If no objects are added to the select set, the software displays a message in the status bar. This option is only available when you use the Add Intersecting Item or the Add Project Item option. For more information, see Sketch 2D Best Practices.Boundary Definition Controls

Available when you use the Boundaries option.

 Pick Boundaries

Selects objects in the model or in the Workspace Explorer to define the boundaries. This option is only available when you are defining the boundaries.

 Solve Ambiguity

If the objects that you selected in the model for the boundary define an ambiguous solution, then the software prompts you to select one bounded section to clarify the needed boundary. This ambiguity only occurs if one of the boundaries wraps around both sides of the profile or seam, such as the hull. Move the cursor over a bounded section, and then click to select.

 Boundary List

Opens the Boundary List dialog box. This dialog box allows you to review and define the boundaries. For more information, see Boundary List Dialog Box.