Place a buckling plate on one side of a member web - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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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 Buckling Plate tab, click BucklingPlateOneSide.

    The One-sided Buckling Plate ribbon displays.

  4. In a graphic view, select a member.

    The intersection plane geometric construction, normal to the member axis and offset from the member start point, displays.

  5. Type the required distance value for Offset, and press TAB.

    The intersection plane moves to the new offset location.

    To better see the point at which the plane intersects the member, change the orientation of the graphic view.

  6. Type the required values for Weld Toe 1, Weld Toe 2, and Height.

    1 - Member

    2 - Weld Toe 1

    3 - Weld Toe 2

    4 - Height

    5 - Near/Far

  7. Select the required web side in the Near/Far box.

  8. Click Continue.

    A preview of the buckling plate displays in the graphic view. The ribbon display returns to the Advanced Plate System ribbon.

  9. If the plate preview does not display in the required location, then:

    1. Click Select Supports .

      The ribbon display returns to the One-sided Buckling Plate ribbon.

    2. Select a new value for Near/Far, click Accept , and then click Continue.

      A preview of the plate, now in the new web side, displays in the graphic view. The ribbon display returns to the Advanced Plate System ribbon.

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

  11. Click Finish.

    The software creates the buckling plate.