Create a three support bracket by plane - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

Intergraph Smart 3D
10.1 (2014 R1)
  1. Click Bracket Plate System on the vertical toolbar.

  2. On the Bracket Plate System ribbon, click and select one of the following options to define the plane for the bracket using one of the following methods:

     Coincident Plane - Define plane as coincident
     Offset from a Plane - Define plane using offset from plane
    Plane by Point and Vector - Define plane using point and vector
     Plane by Three Points - Define plane using three points

    The plane must intersect the bracket supports.

  3. Click Select Bracket Supports .

    The ribbon advances to Support 1 .

  4. In a graphic view or the Workspace Explorer, select the first plate, profile, or member system support.

  5. Click Support 2 and select the second plate, profile, or member system support.

  6. Click Support 3 and select the third plate, profile, or member system support.

  7. Click Accept .

    A rule-based value for Bracket appears in the ribbon and a preview of the bracket appears in the graphic view.

  8. If needed, click Toggle Dir to change the location of the bracket.

  9. If needed, select a different rule-based value for Bracket.

  10. If you want to override the rules and manually select a bracket, see Manually select a bracket symbol.

  11. In the Parent System box, select a parent system for the bracket.

  12. If needed, click Properties to further refine attributes, defaults, selection results, or parameters for the bracket.

  13. To add a buckling stiffener, edge reinforcement, or flange to the bracket, see Add reinforcement to a bracket.

  14. Click Finish.