Place a buckling plate aligned with flanges or continuity plates - 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 BucklingPlate.

    The Buckling Plate ribbon displays.

  4. In a graphic view, select a built-up member flange or continuity plate incoming to the side or ring plate of a nodal connection. Flanges are used in the following example.

  5. Select the first side or ring plate.

  6. Select the second side or ring plate.

    A preview of the geometric constructions used to create the plate displays.

  7. Optionally, click , and then select a second built-up member flange or continuity plate incoming to the side or ring plate.

    The geometric constructions adjust to transition between the two flanges.

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

  10. Click Finish.

    The software creates the buckling plate.