Column Tee Insert Plate Ribbon - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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10.1(2014R1)

 Properties

Opens the Advanced Plate System Properties dialog box to view and modify the properties of the advanced plate system. The software defines the default properties from the selected structural specification and the advanced plate system rules. For more information, see Advanced Plate System Properties Dialog Box.

Macro Definition

Specifies the advanced plate system macro to use. The macro that you select determines the inputs that the software requires. Select one of the following:

  • Advanced plate system macros on the selected tab of the Advanced Plate Palette dialog box. The current macro is the default value.

  • Recently selected macros.

  • Construction - Creates a custom advanced plate system by using a basic geometric construction macro. For more information, see Geometric Constructions.

  • APS Icon Browser - Displays the Advanced Plate Palette Dialog Box.

  • More - Displays a list of all available advanced plate system macros. For more information, see Select Macro Dialog Box.

1

Specifies the supporting beam member. The member can be a rolled member or a built-up member.

2

Specifies the supported beam member. The member can be a rolled member or a built-up member.

(Optional) Specifies the column or brace connected to the supporting member.

Color Coding

For a new advanced plate system, you can identify the status of input items by the background color of the step:

  • - No background color when no input is selected.

  • - Yellow background when an input is newly selected.

  • - Yellow background when you change a parameter from the default value.

  • - Blue background when you previously selected an input.

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

 Reject

Clears the selection for the current step.

 Accept

Accepts the selection for the current step.

Continue

Completes the advanced plate system definition, shows a preview of the system, and returns to the Advanced Plate System ribbon. For more information, see Advanced Plate System.

To change the advanced plate system definition, click Select Supports on the Advanced Plate System ribbon.

1 - Offset 1

2 - Offset 2

3 - Offset

Category

Specifies a category for the macro. This option is not currently used.

Offset 1

Specifies the distance of the edges of the insert plate from the flange of the supporting member.

Offset 2

Specifies the distance of the edges of the insert plate from the flange of the supported member.

Offset

Specifies the distance of the snipe corner from the edge of the supporting and supported member flanges.

Location

Specifies the flange on which to place the insert plate, relative to the member major axis. Select Positive to place the insert plate on the top flanges of the members. Select Negative to place the insert plate on the bottom flanges of the members.