Place an opening by sketching - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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

  2. Select the plate system on which to place the opening.

  3. Click Define using 2D sketcher .

  4. Specify the sketching plane for the opening using one of the following methods:

    Define plane as coincident
    Define plane using offset from plane
    Define plane using angle from plane
    Define plane using point and vector
    Define plane using three points
    Define plane by vectors normal

    If you selected a planar plate system, its surface is automatically specified as the coincident sketch plane. You can specify another sketch plane by one of the other methods if needed.

  5. Click Add Intersecting Item .

  6. Select objects in the model that intersect the sketching plane that you want to use as reference geometry. These extra objects appear in Sketch 2D as reference geometry.

  7. Click Add Projection Item .

  8. Select objects in the model that do not intersect the sketching plane that you want to use as reference geometry. These extra objects are projected onto the sketching plane and appear in Sketch 2D as reference geometry.

  9. Click Sketch 2D .

    The Sketch 2D environment opens.

  10. Using the available drawing commands in the 2D environment, draw the opening.

    • You can draw more than one opening. Each opening is created as a separate object, but the openings share the same Sketch 2D sketch.

    • You can constrain the opening to geometric construction points offset from plate systems. For more information, see Point at Minimum Distance Command in the SmartSketch Drawing Editor Drawing Editor Help, available within the 2D environment.

      You must sketch a closed contour. See Sketch 2D Best Practices for more information.

  11. Use the commands on the Relationship and Dimension toolbars to constrain the opening to reference geometry, if needed.

  12. Click Finish on the ribbon bar in the 2D environment.

    The software returns to the 3D environment.

  13. Use the Opening design type, Opening planning method, and Opening production method lists to set the design, planning, and production properties on the opening.

  14. Click Finish.

    The opening is created and appears in the graphic view and the Workspace Explorer.