Place a ring plate with radial edges - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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Intergraph Smart 3D
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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 RingPlate3.

    The Ring Plate 3 ribbon displays.

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

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

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

  5. Click 2 on the ribbon.

  6. Select the tubular member that penetrates the ring plate. This member can be a rolled or built up member. It must be orthogonal to the plane defined by the members selected for 1, and it must pass through the node.

  7. Type the required values for Weld Toe, Offset, Fillet, and Cutback.

  8. Select the location of the ring plate in the Support list.

  9. Select the continuity of the ring plate in the Is Cut By Tube list.

  10. 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.

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

    1. Click Select Supports .

      The ribbon display returns to the Ring Plate 3 ribbon.

    2. Select the opposite location from the Support 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.

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

  13. Click Finish.

    The software creates the ring 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.