Tripping Stiffener System Ribbon - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Version_SThreeD_Custom
10.1 (2014 R1)

Displays the options that you use to place a tripping stiffener in the model.

 Tripping Stiffener Properties - Opens the Tripping Stiffener Properties dialog box, which you use to view and modify the properties of the stiffener system that you are about to place in the model. The initial settings default from the parent plate system. For more information, see Tripping Stiffener Properties Dialog Box.

 Select Plate System - Specifies the plate system to stiffen.

 Select Starting Object - Specifies a reference object to serve as the starting location of the tripping stiffener. If the reference object intersects the parent plate system, the software uses the intersection of the two objects as the connect point. If the reference object is an edge of the parent plate system or a profile system that is a child of the parent plate system, then the software uses the mouse click location along the edge or profile as the connect point.

 Select Ending Object - Specifies a reference object to serve as the ending location of the tripping stiffener. If the reference object intersects the parent plate system, the software uses the intersection of the two objects as the connect point. If the reference object is an edge of the parent plate system or a profile system that is a child of the parent plate system, then the software uses the mouse click location along the edge or profile as the connect point.

Finish - Places the tripping stiffeners using the defined parameters.

Finish Mode - When set to On, places the tripping stiffeners in the model as soon as you set all of the required inputs. When set to Off, you must click Finish to place the system.

Orientation Table - Opens a read-only table containing the coordinates, orientation angles, and twist rates of the current tripping stiffener system part.

Connect Type - Specifies how the tripping stiffener relates to the selected reference object. You can select from:

  • Connected - The tripping stiffener connects to and is trimmed by the surface of the reference object. This is the default selection.

  • Lapped - The tripping stiffener overlaps the reference object.

  • Parallel - The tripping stiffener landing curve direction is constrained to be parallel to the web of the starting reference object. Not available if the starting and ending reference objects both intersect the parent plate system.

  • Perpendicular - The tripping stiffener landing curve direction is constrained to be perpendicular to the ending reference object. Not available if the starting and ending reference objects both intersect the parent plate system.

  • Transverse, Vertical, or Longitudinal - The tripping stiffener landing curve is constrained to be parallel to one of the main axes, relative to the starting object connect point location. Not available if the starting and ending reference objects both intersect the parent plate system.

  • Fixed X, Fixed Y, or Fixed Z - The tripping stiffener end location is defined by a distance from a main axis. Not available if the starting and ending reference objects both intersect the parent plate system.

  • End Connect - The tripping stiffener connects to the end of the ending reference object when the reference object is a profile stiffener or an edge reinforcement.

  • Distance Along - The tripping stiffener end location is defined by a distance from a reference object along the ending object.

  • Twisted - Twist is distributed evenly along the girth length of the tripping stiffener region based on the orientation of the start and end objects. The twist rate is constant. This connect type is available only when both the supports are non-aligned.

    If the tangents computed at the intersecting points of the plate to stiffen and supports are not co-planar, then both of the supports are said to be non-aligned.

Fixed Value - Specifies the value for the Fixed X, Fixed Y, or Fixed Z connect type.

Select Reference Object - Specifies a plate system, profile system, grid plane, seam or reference curve which has a valid intersection with the ending object of the stiffener. The constraint distance is measured along the ending object from the intersection of this reference object and ending object. This option is available only when the Distance Along connect type is used for the ending object.

Method - Specifies the constraint direction. In the current release of the software, Girth is the only supported constraint method.

Offset - Specifies the constraint distance value for the Distance Along connect type. You can type positive and negative values to measure in different directions.

Override Offsets - Ignores the rule-based U and V offsets for the start and ending objects of the tripping stiffener, and sets the offsets to zero and the override flag to True.

 Reject - Clears all selected objects.

 Accept - Accepts all selected objects.

Section Type - Specifies the cross section type for the tripping stiffener.

Section Size - Specifies the cross section size for the tripping stiffener.

Name - Displays the name of the tripping stiffener that you are placing.