Create a three support bracket by supports - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

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This workflow creates a bracket oriented by its supports. One or more of the supports may be profile systems.

  1. Click Bracket Plate System on the vertical toolbar.

  2. On the ribbon, click Plane by Selected Supports as the plane option.

  3. Select the first plate or profile system support.

  4. Select the second plate or profile system support.

  5. Click Accept .

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

  6. If needed, select a new orientation value for Constraint.

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Click Finish.

For three-support brackets, select Auto Finish Mode to place brackets without clicking Finish and to retain the first and third supports when placing consecutive brackets.