Shell Plate Unfold Preview - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Structural Manufacturing

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3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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12.x(2018)

Tools > Shell Plate Unfold Preview (in Molded Forms) or Tools > Manufacturing Services > Shell Plate Unfold Preview (in Structural Manufacturing) generates a graphic preview of an unfolded plate shape. This private graphic view displays the frame marks, roll line marks, a surrounding minimum rectangle with annotated dimensions, an unfolded surface area, the percentage of material used, and additional attributes.

Attribute

Description

Min Rectangle Length

Minimum length of the unfolded plate contour bounding box.

Min Rectangle Width

Minimum width of the unfolded plate contour bounding box.

Min Rectangle Area

Minimum area of the unfolded plate contour bounding box.

Unfold surface area

Active plate contour area.

Percentage of utilization

Factor of Unfold surface area related to Min Rectangle Area.

The attributes listed below display for each contour edge index (Edge1, Edge2, Edge3, and so on).

3D Girth Length

Length of the edge (along the edge length).

Straight Length

Minimum distance between the edge end points. Enables you to see the girth length on the amount of the bending.

Unfold Length

Unfolded 3D Girth Length.

3D % Factor

Scaling impact on the 3D contour to confirm the unfolding scaling impact on the edge. The software calculates this value using the following formula:

3D Factor = (3D Girth Length - Straight Length) / 3D Girth Length * 100

2D % Factor

Scaling impact on the 2D contour to confirm a deformation impact. The software calculates this value using the following formula:

2D Factor = (3D Girth Length - Unfold Length) / 3D Girth Length * 100

Shell Plate Unfold Preview Ribbon

Select Plate System

Select the plate system to preview.

Boundaries

Select the seams, frames, or split knuckles that intersect the selected plate system.

Finish

Click to display the unfolded output of the shell plate.

 Solve Ambiguity

If the boundaries that you selected can form the object in more than one way, then you have defined an ambiguous solution. The software prompts you to select one or more solutions.

Reject

Click to reject the plate selection.

Accept

Click to accept the plate selection.

Frame System

Select the coordinate system to use for the unfolding.

  1. Select Tools > Shell Plate Unfold Preview in Molded Forms.
    -OR-
    Select Tools > Manufacturing Services > Shell Plate Unfold Preview in Structural Manufacturing.

  2. Select the plate to unfold.

  3. Select the coordinate system from the Frame System.

  4. Click Finish.