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Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Help
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10.1(2014R1)

Specifies the properties for the opening that you are placing.

Opening Properties - Opens the Opening Properties dialog box, which is used to define properties of the opening that are not available on the ribbon. For more information, see Opening Properties Dialog Box.

 Plate System - Selects the plate system on which to place the opening.

Define using 2D sketcher - Defines the opening by sketching in the Sketch 2D environment. See 2D Sketcher Options, below.

To display a grid or reference plane ruler in the Sketch 2D environment, first define an active coordinate system using Tools > PinPoint. For more information, see PinPoint in the Common User’s Guide and 2D Grids Ruler in the SmartSketch Drawing Editor Help.

Define by catalog selection - Defines a topological opening directly in the 3D model by selecting an opening symbol and defining its dimensions and supports. This option opens the Opening Palette dialog box and the Geometric Construction Explorer dialog box.

Opening Palette Dialog Box

Geometric Construction Explorer

Finish - Places the opening using the defined parameters.

 Reject - Clears all selections.

 Accept - Accepts all selections.

Opening design type

Specifies the design opening property for the opening or hole. The default value is Permanent Access. The list is defined by the CutoutDesignType codelist.

Opening planning method

Specifies the planning opening property for the opening or hole. The default value is Design. The list is defined by the CutoutPlanningMethod codelist.

Opening production method

Specifies the production opening property for the opening or hole. The default value is Cut. The list is defined by the CutoutProductionMethod codelist.

For more information about opening properties, see Openings.

2D Sketcher Options

 Sketching Plane - Specify the sketching plane for the opening. This is the first step in defining the opening.

 Add Intersecting Item - Allows you to select objects that intersect the sketching plane in the 3D environment. You see the selected objects in the Sketch 2D environment when you are drawing the opening.

 Add Projection Item - Allows you to select objects that do not intersect the sketching plane in the 3D environment. The objects are projected onto the sketching plane, and you see the selected objects in the Sketch 2D environment when you are drawing the opening.

Sketch 2D - Opens the Sketch 2D environment in which you can draw the opening.

Auto Import Enable/Disable - Allows the software to automatically add all objects that are relative to the object to be sketched to a select set. Items in the select set are highlighted in the graphics view and in the Workspace Explorer. If no objects are added to the select set, the software displays a message in the status bar. This option is only available when you use the Add Intersecting Item or the Add Projection Item option. For more information, see Sketch 2D Best Practices.

 Coincident Plane - Specifies that you want to sketch the opening on the plane that you select.

 Offset from Plane - Specifies a sketching plane for the opening that is offset from a plane that you select. If you choose this option, you must define the offset distance.

 Angle from plane - Specifies a sketching plane for the opening that is at a specified angle from a plane that you select. If you choose this option, you must define an axis of rotation and the angle or slope.

 Plane by Point and Vector - Specifies the sketching plane for the opening using two points to define a vector normal to the sketching plane and a third point to define the sketching plane position along the vector.

 Plane by Three Points - Specifies the sketching plane for the opening using three points that you specify in the model.

Plane by Vectors Normal - Specifies the sketching plane as being normal to another plane that you select and having a rotation parallel to a vector that you define.

/ Lock/unlock mouse tracking - Locks the Offset value, disabling updates of the offset value by mouse moves. The Lock option is only available when you use the Offset from Plane option.

Offset - Specify the offset distance for the sketching plane from the selected plane. You can specify the offset dynamically in graphics or by typing the distance. The Offset option is only available when you use the Offset from Plane option.

Angle - Specify the angle at which to place the sketching plane relative to the selected plane. You have to define the axis of rotation using two points before you can define the angle. The Angle option is only available when you use the Angle from plane option.

Step - Specifies the offset or angle step.

 Select Vector - Select the vector normal to the sketching plane. This option is only available when you use the Plane by Point and Vector option.

 Define Point - Specify the point along the vector at which to place the sketching plane. This option is only available when you use the Plane by Point and Vector option.

 Define Point 1 - Specify the location of the first of three points that defines the sketching plane. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Three Points option.

 Define Point 2 - Specify the location of the second of three points that defines the sketching plane. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Three Points option.

 Define Point 3 - Specify the location of the third of three points that defines the sketching plane. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Three Points option.

 Select Plane - Select the plane to which your sketching plane is to be normal. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Vectors Normal option.

 Select First Point - Specify the location of the first vector point. Your sketching plane is parallel to this vector. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Vectors Normal option.

 Select Second Point - Specify the location of the second vector point. Your sketching plane is parallel to this vector. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Vectors Normal option.