Place a swaged surface - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Help
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10.1(2014R1)

Start swage definition

  1. Click SurfBySwage on the Geometric Construction Palette.

  2. In the Auto Preview box, select On.

  3. Select a coordinate system.

  4. Select a reference plane.

    A preview of the swaged surface displays, oriented on the reference plane.

Define the starting point of the swage cross-section

  1. In the Category box, select Start Pt.

  2. If you select Offset in the Start Pt Orient Type box, type values for Start Coord, Start Clearance, and Start Extension.

    The start of the swage cross-section updates in the preview as options as changed.

  3. If you select Reference in the Start Pt Orient Type box:

    • Click 3, and select a reference plane or object.

    • Type values for Start Clearance and Start Extension.

      The start of the swage cross-section updates in the preview as options as changed.

Define the ending point of the swage cross-section

  1. In the Category box, select End Pt.

  2. If you select Offset in the End Pt Orient Type box, type values for End Coord and End Extension.

    The end of the swage cross-section updates in the preview as options as changed.

  3. If you select Reference in the Start Pt Orient Type box:

    • Click 4, and select a reference plane or object.

    • Type a value for End Extension.

      The end of the swage cross-section updates in the preview as options as changed.

Define the bottom and top of the swaged surface

  1. In the Category box, select Start Height.

  2. If you select Offset in the Start Height Orient box, type a value for Start Height.

  3. If you select Reference in the Start Height Orient box, click 5, and select a reference plane or object, and type a value for Start Height Offset.

    The bottom of the swaged surface updates in the preview as options as changed.

  4. In the Category box, select End Height.

  5. If you select Offset in the End Height Orient box, type a value for End Height.

  6. If you select Reference in the End Height Orient box, click 6, and select a reference plane or object, and type a value for End Height Offset.

    The top of the swaged surface updates in the preview as options as changed.

Define the swage feature and spacing pattern

  1. In the Category box, select Pattern.

  2. In the Swage Pattern box, select the type of spacing.

    • If you select Regular, type a value for Spacing.

    • If you select Non-Regular, click 7, and select one or more reference planes.

  3. In the Feature Type box, select the type of swage feature.

  4. Type values for a, b, and c, as appropriate for the selected feature type.

V:

Elongated V:

Arc:

The swage pattern updates in the preview as options as changed.

Finish surface creation

  1. Click Continue.

    Temporary geometry displays in the graphic view and as SurfBySwage in the Geometric Construction Explorer.

  2. If needed, create additional geometric constructions.

  3. Click Close to return to the main command ribbon.

The geometric constructions are not created and saved to the model until you click Finish on the main command ribbon to create the model object.