Only users with read and write permissions to the model database can modify block assignment process settings. For more information about access permissions, see your Smart 3D administrator.
Specifies, via the Browse button, the server where the database assignment of parts to blocks is to be done for the identified Ship Class.
Running block assignment on the same database on two servers can cause database corruption. If the process was previously run or is currently running on another server, the software displays a message informing you of the name of the server. Before selecting another server, you must verify that the block assignment is not running.
Provides options for selecting a part from a Database or a Workspace. Select Database to run block assignment as a continuous process, and select Workspace to run the process for a specific area.
By Time - After selecting By Time and Database or Workspace, type the User-defined query range time in the From box and the To box. You can also set the Number of grace minutes.
By Block - After selecting By Block and Database or Workspace, click in the Block box to select the appropriate block from the Select Assembly dialog box. The Block box only appears if you have selected By Block. A message opens when the process completes, instructing you to refresh the workspace to see the results.
By Filter - After selecting By Filter and Database or Workspace, click in the Filter box to select the appropriate block from the Select Filter dialog box. The Filter box only appears if you have selected By Filter.
Resume automatic query
Resumes the previous process that was halted.
User-defined query range
Allows you to type in a user-defined date and time.
From - Allows you to set the start date and time of the query range.
To - Allows you to set the end date and time of the query range.
Number of grace minutes
Type a delay period before the software will look for new or modified parts. By specifying a delay, or grace period, for the part assignment, you are more likely to complete any modifications before the software tries to process the part. For example, often an object is created and then immediately modified. If block assignment is running in the background, the process could immediately find a new or modified part and process it. Meanwhile, you may have also selected the part for modification, but your changes will likely be lost because of the assignment update.
Current search range from
Displays the start date and time of the current range. The date/time readout is continuously updated and is read-only.
Current search range to
Displays the end date and time of the current range. The date/time readout is continuously updated and is read-only.
Found parts awaiting assignment
Specifies the number of parts found by the block assignment process within the current search range and that are yet to be assigned. This data is continuously updated and is read-only.
Total number of parts processed
Displays the number of parts processed. This data is continuously updated and is read-only.
Number of parts processed in grace period
Displays the number of parts processed during the grace period. This data is continuously updated and is read-only.
Estimated Remaining Time for Assignment
Displays how long the process is expected to continue. This data is continuously updated and is read-only.
Run In Background
Accepts the changes and the block assignment process continues to run in the background.
Opens the Schedule [Task] dialog box, which is used to define the batch settings for block assignment using Intergraph Batch Services. For more information about the batch settings, see Schedule [Task] Dialog Box.
Starts the block assignment process as a continuous process on the specified server.
Stops the block assignment process on the specified server.
Accepts the changes and closes the dialog box.