Section Orientation Tab (Edge Reinforcement Properties Dialog Box) - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

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Specifies the position of the cross-section relative to the free edge.

The Primary Orientation is the only option that you can change on root edge reinforcement systems. You can change all the other options on leaf edge reinforcement systems.

Position

Specifies how the cross section of the profile is attached to the free edge.

  • On Edge - Centered indicates that the cross-section is centered on the plate thickness using the cross-section load point that you select.

  • On Edge - Offset indicates that the cross- section load point is offset from the free edge the distance you specify in the Offset box.

  • On Face indicates that the cross-section load point is placed on the face of the plate. The load point can be offset from the free edge the distance you specify in the Offset box.

Primary Orientation

Specifies on which side of the plate system the profile is placed. The default setting is the molded conventions of the parent system. The options vary depending on the placement of the edge reinforcement. For example, if the edge reinforcement is running transverse, then the options are Fore and Aft. This option is not available when On Edge - Centered is selected for Position.

Secondary Orientation

Specifies the orientation of the web thickness for symmetrical cross-sections and both the web thickness and the flange direction for unsymmetrical cross-sections. The options are:

  • Toward Plate - The plate edge is moved back so that the flange is at the plate edge.

  • From Plate - The flange is added to the plate edge.

Parent System Type

Displays the object type of the parent system. You cannot change this value.

Offset

Specify the distance that the cross-section is offset from free edge or from the plate face.

  • If Position is set to On Face, then the offset is measured from the free edge. A positive offset value moves the cross- section towards the plate. A negative offset value moves the cross-section away from the plate.

  • If Position is set to On Edge, then the offset is measured from the plate face. A positive offset value moves the cross- section in the opposite direction from the primary orientation. A negative value moves the cross-section in the same direction as the primary orientation.

Mounting Face

Select the cross-section face to mount to the plate system. The options vary depending on the selected profile cross-section. This option is not available when On Edge - Centered is selected for Position.

Load Point

Select the cross-section load point through which the free edge passes. This option is not available when On Edge - Centered or On Edge - Offset is selected for Position.

Start Connection Method

Defines the method of connecting the beginning of the profile to its plate, profile, or member boundary. By Rule is the default option. The connection is determined by assembly connection rules defined for the Structural Detailing. Other connection methods can be added as part of your reference data customization.

End Connection Method

Defines the method of connecting the end of the profile to its plate, profile, or member boundary. By Rule is the default option. The connection is determined by assembly connection rules defined for the Structural Detailing. Other connection methods can be added as part of your reference data customization.

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.