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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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10.1(2014R1)

 Properties

Opens the Properties dialog box for the selected geometric construction. This option is only available after selecting an existing geometric construction.

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. For more information, see [Product Folder]\Programming\Help\GeometricConstructions.chm, available when Programming Resources is installed.

1

Specifies the coordinate system used for the specified directions and axes.

2

Specifies the first plate system, stiffener system, member system, or surface.

3

Specifies the second plate system, stiffener system, member system, or surface.

4

Specifies the sketching plane that intersects the selected systems or surfaces.

Specifies an auxiliary reference for the sketching plane, such as a plate or profile system.

Color Coding

Creating

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

  • - No background when no input is selected.

  • - Yellow background when an input is selected.

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

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

Editing

When modifying an existing geometric construction to a different definition, the colors are used differently:

  • and - No background when the value of the original geometric construction is retained.

  • and - Yellow background when you change a value.

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

Multi-editing

When modifying multiple existing geometric constructions and an input or parameter is available for all selections:

  • - Blue background when the input is the same for all selected geometric constructions.

  • - No background with pink underline when the input is different for all selected geometric constructions.

  • - Blue background with pink underline when the input is different for some selected geometric constructions.

  • - Yellow background with pink underline when all inputs that were originally the same have been changed. Remaining values have not been changed.

  • - No background and no text displayed when the value of the parameter is different for the selected geometric constructions. Each value, along with the applicable geometric constructions, are available as selections in the box, as shown in the following example.

 Reject

Clears the current selections.

 Accept

Accepts the current selections, and displays a preview.

Finish

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

Name

Specifies the name of the geometric construction.

Parent

Specifies a parent for the geometric construction. Select one of the following:

  • The current model. This is the default value.

  • More - Select a system in the model.

Method

Specifies the measurement method. Select At girth then along normal or At intersection of offset curves. Descriptions of the parameters for each method are below.

At girth then along normal Method

Positions a point at the girth distance from the starting point along the curve of the first system (such as the hull), and then at a distance from the girth point along the normal to the curve. The intersection point is at the intersection of the first system, the second system, and the sketching plane. The curve of the first system is at the intersection between the first system and the sketching plane.

1 - Intersection point

2 - Girth distance

3 - Girth point

4 - Normal distance

5 - Point at minimum distance

Girth Distance

Defines the girth distance along the first system curve.

Normal Distance

Defines the linear distance normal to the first system curve.

Intersection

Defines the axis direction for the intersection point, when the first system, second system, and sketching plane intersect in more than one location. Select +x, -x, +y, -y, +z, or -z. For example, a hull, deck, and transverse sketching plane intersect on the port and starboard sides. Select +y to use the starboard side starting point or -y to use the port side starting point.

Girth

Defines the axis direction used to orient the girth distance measurement.

Normal

Defines the axis direction used to orient the normal distance measurement.

Offset 0

Defines the distance that the point is offset from the sketching plane 4.

Face Reference

Specifies the profile face to use to create a sketching plane. Select Web or Flange. This option is only available when a profile system is selected for sketching plane 4.

Direction

Specifies the direction of Offset 0, using the axis normal to the sketching plane. Select Positive or Negative.

At intersection of offset curves Method

Positions a point linearly along the select coordinate system axes from the intersection point of the offset curves from the first and second systems.

1 - Intersection point

2 - Offset 1 curve

3 - Offset 2 curve

4 - Offset 1 distance

5 - Offset 2 distance

6 - Point at minimum distance

Offset 1 Distance

Defines the linear distance along the first system curve offset.

Offset 2 Distance

Defines the linear distance along the second system curve offset.

Intersection

Defines the axis direction for the intersection point, when the first system, second system, and sketching plane intersect in more than one location. Select +x, -x, +y, -y, +z, or -z. For example, a hull, deck, and transverse sketching plane intersect on the port and starboard sides. Select +y to use the port side starting point or -y to use the starboard side starting point.

Offset 1

Defines the axis direction used to orient the first offset measurement.

Offset 2

Defines the axis direction used to orient the second offset measurement.

Offset 0

Defines the distance that the point is offset from the sketching plane 4.

Face Reference

Specifies the profile face to use to create a sketching plane. Select Web or Flange. This option is only available when a profile system is selected for sketching plane 4.

Direction

Specifies the direction of Offset 0, using the axis normal to the sketching plane. Select Positive or Negative.