Place a continuity plate - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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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. At the nodal connection, create two ring plates or side plates.

    Place a ring plate

    Place a side plate

  4. At the nodal connection, create a transition plate.

    Place a transition plate

  5. On the Continuity Plates tab, click ContinuityPlate.

    The Continuity Plate ribbon displays.

  6. In a graphic view, select the supported member.

  7. Select the transition plate.

  8. Select the first side or ring plate.

  9. Select the second side or ring plate.

  10. Select the supporting member to use as a reference for Location.

  11. Select the location of the continuity plate in the Location list.

  12. Click Continue.

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

  13. If the plate preview does not display on the correct side of the supported member, then:

    1. Click Select Supports .

      The ribbon display returns to the Continuity Plate ribbon.

    2. Select another option from the Location list, click Accept , and then click Continue.

      A preview of the repositioned continuity plate displays in the graphic view. The ribbon display returns to the Advanced Plate System ribbon.

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

  15. Click Finish.

    The software creates the continuity 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.