# Create a ruled plate system by drawing curves - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

## Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

PPMProduct
Intergraph Smart 3D
PPMCategory_custom
Help
Version_S3D
10.1(2014R1)
1. Click Ruled Plate System .

2. Click First Curve Definition .

3. Click Sketch Curve .

4. Specify the sketching plane for the curve using one of the following methods:

5. Click Add Intersecting Item .

6. Select objects in the model that intersect the sketching plane that you want to use as reference geometry. These extra objects appear in the Sketch 2D environment.

7. Click Add Projection Item .

8. 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 Sketch 2D environment.

9. Click Sketch 2D .

10. In the Sketch 2D environment, sketch the first curve for the ruled plate system.

11. Click Finish in the Sketch 2D environment.

12. Click Second Curve Definition .

13. Click Sketch Curve .

14. Specify the sketching plane for the second curve using one of the following methods:

15. Click Add Intersecting Item .

16. Select objects in the model that intersect the sketching plane that you want to use as reference geometry. These extra objects appear in the Sketch 2D environment.

17. Click Add Projection Item .

18. 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 Sketch 2D environment.

19. Click Sketch 2D .

20. In the Sketch 2D environment, sketch the second curve for the ruled plate system.

21. Click Finish in the Sketch 2D environment.

22. Click Define Boundaries .

23. Define the ruled plate system boundaries using one or more of the following methods:

24. Click Accept .

25. If the boundary definition results in more than one solution, you must select bounded areas that together compose the total bounded area. Pick the needed solutions using the following procedure:

Solve ambiguous solution created by selected boundaries

26. Set the remaining plate system properties.

27. Click Finish.