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Intergraph Smart 3D
10.1 (2014 R1)

Specifies the general settings for the profile.


Specifies the name of the selected object. If the name is too long to entirely display in the box, hover the cursor over the box to display the complete name as a tool tip. If the name is not defined by a rule, User Defined displays. If this name is generated by a naming rule, Naming Rule displays. If you type a name in this box, Smart 3D automatically changes the naming rule to User Defined.


Specifies how the name is created.

StdProfileSystemNamingRule - Uses the following syntax: <Parent Name>-<Index Number><Profile Type>-<Index Number>. For example, L3-1LBH-1-1L-1, where L3-1LBH-1 is the parent name, 1L is an index number appended by the profile type, and 1 is an index number. The profile type abbreviations are L for longitudinal, V for vertical, T for Transversal, R for ring, and A for axial.

User Defined - Indicates that you want to name the profile yourself by using the appropriate box.


Specifies the type of profile. The profile type is used by the naming rule in naming the profile system and by the molded conventions assigned to the parent plate system.

Naming Category

Specifies the naming category. The naming rule uses the category in naming the profile part that is a child to the profile system.

Parent System

Displays the parent system for the object.

Landing Curve Definition Method

Specifies the name of the profile system command used to create the profile.


Specifies the specification for the object. This property is inherited from the parent system.


Specifies a description for the object.


Specifies the default behavior for an object that intersects another plate system or profile.

  • Continuous indicates that this object penetrates other plate systems and profile systems that the object intersects.

  • Intercostal indicates that this object is split by the other plate systems and profile systems that the object intersects.

This property can only be modified at the root system.Active

Specifies whether a leaf system is active and applicable for modeling, drawing, and reporting operations. To exclude the leaf system from these operations, select No. In the Workspace Explorer, the lock icon is shown over the icon of the deactivated leaf system, and the detailed or light part associated with the leaf system is also deleted. In addition, because connections to deactivated leaf system are not valid, you must resolve such invalid connections in the To Do List. To change the leaf profile system back to the active state, select Yes; however, to have the detailed part, you must detail the leaf system explicitly. For information on leaf systems, see Marine Structure Hierarchy in the Workspace Explorer in the Molded Forms User's Guide or in the Common User's Guide.

Continuity Priority

Specifies the priority when two profile systems that have the same Continuity setting intersect. The profile system with the lowest continuity priority number penetrates the other system. For example, two profile systems intersect and the Continuity setting of each set to Continuous. The profile system with the lowest Continuity Priority number splits the other profile system. You can only modify this property at the root system.

Identifying Parent Values for Leaf Properties

For a property on a leaf system, the value assigned to the root system contains an asterisk (*), such as:

This makes it easy to see whether the currently assigned value for a leaf property is different from the parent property. You can also change a modifiable leaf property back to the root value without first checking the root value in the root system Properties dialog box.

The asterisk (*) only displays in the Properties dialog box for a leaf system.