Displays the options that you use to place a design or planning seam in the model.
Seam by Projection Properties - Opens the Seam by Projection Properties dialog box, which you use to view and modify the properties of the seam that you are about to place in the model. For more information, see Seam Properties Dialog Box.
Plate System - Specifies the plate system for the seam. You can select multiple plate systems to place multiple seams at the same time. The software uses the same information for each seam. After placement, the seams are unrelated to each other and can be edited as individual entities.
Landing Curve Definition by 2D - Defines the landing curve by drawing it in the Sketch 2D environment. See the Landing Curve Definition Controls and Define Plane Controls sections below.
Landing Curve Definition by 3D - Allows creation of the seam curve directly in a graphic view by using the Seam Palette dialog box (similar to the Geometric Construction Palette), the Geometric Construction ribbon, and the Geometric Construction Explorer. This option is the 3D equivalent to Sketch 2D. For more information, see Geometric Constructions.
Boundaries - Defines the boundaries of the seam. You can define the boundaries by selecting objects, including other seams, in the model. If you select objects in the model and those objects are moved, the software automatically resizes the seam to maintain the boundary relationship. See the Boundary Definition Controls section below.
Finish - Places the seam using the defined parameters.
Reject - Clears all selected objects.
Accept - Accepts all selected objects.
Plate Split Delay
This option is available only when you modify a design seam.
Select this option to delay the split plate update to a more convenient time. The new position and boundaries of the design seam will appear in the graphic view when this option is selected. However, the plate being split is placed on the To Do List with the message Plate System split was stopped due to delay split with a status of Out of Date. You are responsible for going to the To Do List and updating the plate system at a later time. If you do not select this option, the plate is updated as soon as you move the design seam, which can take several minutes to process, but no To Do List item is created for the plate.
Specifies the type of seam to place. Select Design Seam or Planning Seam.
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.
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.
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.
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.