Place a side plate - 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. Click Advanced Plate System on the vertical toolbar.

  2. Select APS Icon Browser from the Macro Definition list.

    The Advanced Plate Palette dialog box displays.

  3. On the Side Plates tab, click SidePlate.

    The Side Plate ribbon displays.

  4. In a graphic view, select the coplanar members that support the side plate. Select the members in clockwise or counter-clockwise consecutive order.

    • The first member that you select defines the X-axis for the side plate.

    • The second member that you select defines the Y-axis for the side plate.

  5. Type the required values for Weld Toe, Fillet, Arm Length, and Cutback.

  6. Select the flange location of the side plate from the Side list.

  7. Click Continue.

    A preview of the plate and the geometric constructions used to create the plate displays in the graphic view. The ribbon display returns to the Advanced Plate System ribbon.

  8. If the plate preview does not display on the correct member flange side, then:

    1. Click Select Supports .

      The ribbon display returns to the Side Plate ribbon.

    2. Select the opposite location from the Side list, click Accept , and then click Continue.

      A preview of the plate, now on the opposite member flanges, displays in the graphic view. The ribbon display returns to the Advanced Plate System ribbon.

  9. If needed, click Define Boundaries , and define boundaries for the plate.

  10. Click Finish.

    The software creates the side plate.

If the macro does not properly cut through the member cross-sections, type a new distance to extend the trimming planes in the Extension box.