Create a chute using multiple chute shapes - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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10.1 (2014 R1)

Place the head chute shape

  1. In Grids, create a coordinate system at the required inlet location of the chute head section using one of the following commands:

    • Grid Wizard

    • Place Coordinate System

    • Place Coordinate System by Three Points

      For more information, see the Grids User's Guide.

      You do not need to create grid planes for the coordinate system.

  2. In Molded Forms, click Advanced Plate System on the vertical tool bar.

    The Advance Plate System ribbon appears.

  3. Select Construction from the Macro Definition list.

    OR

    If Construction was selected earlier in the same session and is visible in the Macro Definition list, click Plate Definition by 3D .

    The Geometric Construction Palette dialog box, Geometric Construction Explorer dialog box, and Geometric Construction ribbon appear.

  4. On the Standard Chutes tab of the Geometric Construction Palette, click a head section macro.

    The ribbon for the macro appears.

  5. Select the coordinate system in the graphic view or the Workspace Explorer.

    The chute shape surface name displays in to the Geometric Construction Explorer. Green preview geometry displays in the graphic view.

  6. If needed, type new parameter values.

  7. Click Continue.

    The software changes the preview geometry color to gray in the graphic view and adds the head section to the Geometric Construction Explorer.

Place the transition chute shape

  1. On the Standard Chutes tab of the Geometric Construction Palette, click a transition section macro.

    The ribbon for the macro appears.

  2. Select the local coordinate system at the outlet of the head section. Select the coordinate system in the graphic view or the Geometric Construction Explorer.

    In the Geometric Construction Explorer, the coordinate system is one of the two [Not Named] items for the head section chute shape.

    The chute shape surface name displays in to the Geometric Construction Explorer. Green preview geometry displays in the graphic view.

  3. If required, type new parameter values. Check the compatibility of dimensions where the head section and the transition section meet. For example, if you are using type B sections, the values of BL and W at the outlet of the head section equal the values of TSBL and TSBW on the inlet of the transition section.

  4. Click Continue.

    The software changes the preview geometry color to gray in the graphic view and adds the transition section to the Geometric Construction Explorer.

Place the bottom chute shape

  1. On the Standard Chutes tab of the Geometric Construction Palette, click a bottom bifurcated or spoon section macro.

    The ribbon for the macro appears.

  2. Select the local coordinate system at the outlet of the transition section. Select the coordinate system in the graphic view or the Geometric Construction Explorer.

    In the Geometric Construction Explorer, the coordinate system is one of the two [Not Named] items for the transition section chute shape.

    The chute shape surface name displays in to the Geometric Construction Explorer. Green preview geometry displays in the graphic view.

  3. If required, type new parameter values. Check the compatibility of dimensions where the transition section and the bottom section meet. For example, if you are using type B transition and spoon sections, the values of TSBOL and TSBOW at the outlet of the transition section equal the values of SSLand SSTW on the inlet of the spoon section.

  4. Click Continue.

    The software changes the preview geometry color to gray in the graphic view and adds the bottom section to the Geometric Construction Explorer.

Merge the chute shapes

  1. On the Surfaces tab of the Geometric Construction Palette, click SurfBySurfaces.

    The ribbon for the geometric construction appears.

  2. In the Merge surfaces box, click Do not merge co-planar surfaces.

  3. Select each chute shape surface.

    You can select the surfaces in the Geometric Construction Explorer. For each chute shape, the surface is one of the two [Not Named] items.

  4. Click Continue.

    The software changes the preview geometry color to gray in the graphic view and adds SurfBySurfaces to the Geometric Construction Explorer.

  5. On the Surfaces tab of the Geometric Construction Palette, click SurfWithKnuckles.

    The ribbon for the geometric construction appears.

  6. Select SurfBySurfaces on the Geometric Construction Explorer.

    The surface representing the merged chute shapes highlights.

  7. Click Continue.

    The software changes the preview geometry color to gray in the graphic view and adds SurfWithKnuckles to the Geometric Construction Explorer.

  8. Click Close.

    The Advance Plate System ribbon reappears.

  9. If required, select a parent system and a plate type.

  10. Click Finish.

    From the merged chute shapes, the software creates a chute as a single plate system with bent knuckles.