Occurrence Tab (Assembly Connection Properties Dialog Box) - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

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The Occurrence tab displays the member assembly connection properties that you can edit or that are automatically determined by the software at placement. The property name appears on the left side of the grid, and the corresponding property value appears on the right side of the grid. If you selected more than one assembly connection, and then selected the properties command, only the common properties between the selected assembly connections display.

When viewing properties for a single assembly connection, the following properties display. More properties may display depending on what you defined in the reference data. Refer to the Structural Reference Data Overview for more information on properties.

Name

Displays the name of the assembly connection. The assembly connection name is based on the Name Rule selection. To type a new name for the assembly connection, in the Name Rule box, select User Defined, and then type a name for the assembly connection in the Name box.

Name Rule

Specify the naming rule to use to name this assembly connection.

  • Default Name Rule - Names the assembly connection using this format: <assembly connection>-<location>-<unique index> where <assembly connection> is the name of the assembly connection defined in the catalog, <location> is the global workshare location, and <unique index> is an index number that starts at 0001. For example, GussetPlateAsmConn_1-1-0045.

  • User Defined - Select to specify the assembly connection name yourself in the Name box.

System

Select the system to which the assembly connection that you are placing belongs. You can create new systems in the Systems and Specifications task.

Base Plate Assembly Connection Properties

Depth Clearance

Specify the clearance between the flange of the member and the edge of the base plate. This is dimension C in the figure.

Width Clearance

Specify the clearance between the flange of the member and the edge of the base plate. This is dimension D in the figure.

Sizing Rule

Select the sizing rule method for the base plate.

Plate Category

Select the plate category.

Plate Type

Specifies the plate type.

Miter Assembly Connection Properties

Top Distance

Specifies the distance between the top flange of the member section and the top of the plate.

Bottom Distance

Specifies the distance between the bottom flange of the member section and the bottom of the plate.

Left Distance

Specifies the distance between the left edge of the member section and the left edge of the plate.

Right Distance

Specifies the distance between the right edge of the member section and the right edge of the plate.

Symmetry

Controls how to cut back the member ends when the clearance value is not zero. Select Center to specify that both members are cut back equally. Select Right to specify that the first member that you selected be cut back. Select Left to specify that the second member that you selected be cut back.

With Plates

Specifies whether or not a plate is inserted between the member ends. Select False to not place the plate. Select True to place the plate.

Clearance

Specifies the distance between the member ends.

Sizing Rule

Select the sizing rule method for the base plate.

Plate Category

Select the plate category.

Plate Type

Specifies the plate type.

Slab by Member Boundary

Clearance

Type a clearance distance between the edge of the slab and the member.

Port Face Position

Select the location on the member at which the slab is to stop. You can select the outmost plane, the centerline, or the in-most plane on the member.

Detailed Connection

Select True to trim the slab using the boundary member as the cutting edge. Select False to not trim the slab.

Offset

Specify the distance between the selected Port Face Position and the edge of the slab. A negative value moves the edge into the body of the slab. A positive value moves the edge out from the body of the slab.

Slab by Slab Assembly

Trim Type

Defines the type of trimming.

  • By Whole Slab - Trim by the slab boundary geometry before trim.

  • By Lateral Face - Trim by the slab boundary geometry after trim.

  • By Extended Lateral Face - Trim by the extension of the lateral face of the slab boundary.

Trim Excess Material

Specify whether to trim the exceeding part.

Trim Excess Material Offset

Specify the offset applied on the lateral face used to trim.

Offset

Specify the distance between the selected boundary object and the edge of the slab.

Slab Free Edge Assembly

Reference Direction

Select the reference direction for the angle:

Normal

The angle is measured from a vector perpendicular to the slab edge.

  • Horizontal - The angle is measured from the global XY plane in the model.

  • Vertical - The angle is measured from the Z-Axis in the model.

Angle

Type a slope for the slab edge represented by the assembly connection. If the slab was place using the Face Position Top, the side face rotates about the top slab edge. If the slab was placed using the Face Position Bottom, the side face rotates about the bottom slab edge.

Offset

Specify the distance between the selected boundary object and the edge of the slab.

Splice Assembly Connection Properties

Symmetry

Controls how to cut back the member ends when the clearance value is not zero. Select Center to specify that both members are cut back equally. Select Right to specify that the first member that you selected be cut back. Select Left to specify that the second member that you selected be cut back.

Clearance

Specifies the distance between the ends of the members.

Splice With

Select the plates that you want to use in the splice.

Web Plate Position

Select a web plate position.

Distance from flange gage line

Specifies the distance from the flange gage line.

Distance from web gage line

Specifies the distance from the web gage line.

Sizing Rule

Select the sizing rule method for the base plate.

Flange Plate Thickness

Specifies the thickness of the flange plates.

Flange Plate Length

Specifies the length of the flange plates.

Flange Plate Width

Specifies the width of the flange plates.

Flange Plate Category

Select the plate category for the flange plates.

Flange Plate Type

Select the plate type for the flange plates.

Web Plate Thickness

Specifies the thickness of the web plates

Web Plate Length

Specifies the length of the web plates.

Web Plate Width

Specifies the width of the web plates.

Web Plate Category

Select the plate category for the web plates.

Web Plate Type

Select the plate type for the web plates.

General Surface Assembly Connection Properties

With Pad

Select True to place a steel pad between the member end and the surface. Select False to have the member end connect directly to the surface.

Pad Type

Select the shape of the pad.

Sizing Rule

Select whether you want to the software to automatically size the pad or if you want to size the pad.

Offset

Type the distance between the end of the member and the face of the surface.

See Also

Assembly Connection Properties Dialog Box (Members)