Select delay and range settings and swap the hulls - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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  1. Click Select on the vertical toolbar.

  2. Select Molded Forms (Root Level) in the Locate Filter.

  3. Select the existing hull plate system in a graphic view or the Workspace Explorer.

    The Imported Plate System ribbon appears.

  4. Click File Definition .

    The Open Hull File dialog box appears.

  5. Select the .SAT or .IGS file that contains the new hull to import.

    • The names, types, and attributes of reference curves and knuckles on the new hull must match those of the old hull. Unmatched reference curves and knuckles are deleted.

    • To show .IGS files in the file browser, you must select IGES files (*.igs) as the file type.

  6. Click Open.

    A preview of the new hull appears in the graphic view.

  7. If you are importing a hull from an .IGS file and the file defines only half of the hull, click Mirror surface , Mirror reference curves , or both on the ribbon to import a complete hull.

    By default, the two mirror options are unavailable. A preview for the hull is updated automatically when you click Mirror surface .

  8. On the Imported Plate System ribbon, click Imported Plate System Properties .

    The Imported Plate System Properties dialog box appears.

    For more information, see Imported Plate System and Delay Tab (Imported Plate System Properties Dialog Box).

  9. On the Delay tab, select Molded Forms Delay.

  10. Optionally, select Plate Split Delay.

    This option provides the fastest performance for the hull swap.

  11. If you do not know the coordinate range differences between the old and new hull and want all hull-related recalculations to be delayed, then select System range of change.

    Low and High values are added in the Display Range grid.

  12. If you know the coordinate range differences between the old and new hull or only want to delay recalculations in one or more limited areas:

    • Select User range of change.

    • Type Low and High values for the X, Y, and Z axes.

    • Click Add.

      The values appear in the Display Range grid.

  13. Repeat the previous steps to create additional ranges as needed.

  14. To check a range, select a row in the Display Range grid.

    A range box appears in the graphic view.

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    When System range of change is selected, verify that the range box includes the entire old and new hulls.

  15. If the range box is not correct, type the needed Low and High values for X, Y, and Z, then click Modify.

  16. Click OK.

    The Imported Plate System Properties dialog box closes.

  17. Click Finish on the ribbon.

    The old hull is replaced with the new hull. Hull seams, structure, and reference curves are moved to the new hull.