Create a four or five support bracket by plane - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Help
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10.1(2014R1)
  1. On the Bracket Plate System ribbon, click and select one of the following options to define the plane for the bracket using one of the following methods:

     Coincident Plane - Define plane as coincident
     Offset from a Plane - Define plane using offset from plane
    Plane by Point and Vector - Define plane using point and vector
     Plane by Three Points - Define plane using three points

    The plane must intersect the bracket supports.

  2. Click Select Bracket Supports .

    The ribbon advances to Support 1 .

  3. In a graphic view or the Workspace Explorer, select the first plate, profile, or member system that you want to use.

    For a four support bracket:

    For a five support bracket:

  4. Click Support 2 and select the second plate, profile, or member system support.

  5. Click Support 3 and select the third plate, profile, or member system support.

  6. Click Support 4 and select the fourth plate, profile, or member system support.

  7. For a five support bracket only, click Support 5 and select the fifth plate, profile, or member system support.

  8. Click Accept .

    A rule-based value for Bracket appears in the ribbon and a preview of the bracket appears in the graphic view.

  9. If needed, select a different rule-based value for Bracket.

  10. If you want to override the rules and manually select a bracket, see Manually select a bracket symbol.

  11. In the Parent System box, select a parent system for the bracket.

  12. If needed, click Properties to further refine attributes, defaults, selection results, or parameters for the bracket.

  13. To add a buckling stiffener, edge reinforcement, or flange to the bracket, see Add reinforcement to a bracket.

  14. Click Finish.