General Tab (Fabrication Margin Properties Dialog Box) - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Structural Manufacturing

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12.x(2018)

Name

Specifies the name of the part on which the margin is being created or modified. This column is not editable.

Status

Indicates whether the margin is being created or modified. This column is not editable.

Rule

Indicates whether the margin properties come from the rule or are user defined. The possible values are Apply and Ignore. By default, this value is set to Apply for all margins that are being created. If you change the values, the rule status automatically changes to Ignore. For the existing margins, the status is Ignore. This column is editable.

Mode

Indicates the mode of the margin object. This column is not editable.

Type

Indicates the type of margin to apply. This column is editable.

Bending margin

Extra material applied to the manufacturing part to ensure proper object shape and size after bending.

Bending margin is a plate or profile part before bending. The margin is used during the bending work on the part using a bending machine. The bending margin is applied parallel to the edge of the part. You can apply bending margins to all sides of the part. The bending margin is removed after the bending work of the part is completed. The workflow in the shop is as follows:

  • Cut the part including the bending margin.

  • Bend the curved part.

  • After the bending work is complete, remove any remaining bending margin.

Heating margin

Extra material applied to the manufacturing part to ensure proper object shape and size after heating.

Heating margin is a margin applied to a part that is bent by heating, or to a part that is known to distort during the manufacturing process and requires heating to remove the distortion. The margin is used by the heating process. Heating margins are applied as oblique or parallel margins to the edge of the part. The workflow in the shop is as follows:

  • Cut the part including the heating margin.

  • Heat the part.

End face margin

Extra material applied to the manufacturing part that is consumed as part of the assembly process. Extra material is typically added parallel to the part end face or edge at the assembly or block lateral face.

During assembly, the margin gradually shrinks and eventually disappears after completion of the assembly or block.

Intercostal margin

Material that is removed at the ends of a manufacturing part when the ends are fillet welded.

Generic Margin - Non Trimmed

Extra material applied to the manufacturing part that is consumed during manufacturing.

Generic Margin - Trimmed

Extra material applied to the manufacturing part that should be removed after manufacturing.

Margin Value

Specifies the amount of margin to apply. This option displays when Constant Margin is selected in the Mode box.

Start Value

Specifies the amount of margin to apply at the identified start point of the selected lateral face. This option displays when Oblique Margin is selected in the Mode box.

End Value

Specifies the amount of margin to apply at the opposite point of the identified start point at the selected lateral face. The oblique margin is linearly distributed between the given start and end points. This option displays when Oblique Margin is selected in the Mode box.

Direction

Indicates the direction in which the margin is applied to the object. When the direction is set to Perpendicular to Edge, the margin is applied normal to the lateral face port. When the direction is set to Global for a plate, the margin is applied in the direction along the X, Y, or Z axis in which the plate is oriented. If the direction is set to Global for a profile, the margin is applied along the landing curve direction.

Geometry Change

Indicates whether the margin should be trimmed. The following options are available:

  • As Margin - Trimming is needed. The extension is only on the edge.

  • By Stretch - No trimming is needed. The software stretches the shape along the part like shrinkage.

  • As Reference - No request to extend the geometry. The margin is placed as a reference.

Stretch Offset

The length of the adjacent edge that the software adjusts while applying the margin. This is only editable if the Geometry Change is set to By Stretch.

Action

Indicates whether or not the margin properties are applied to the margin object. The possible values for objects that you are creating are Apply and Ignore. The possible values for objects that you are modifying are Apply, Ignore, and Delete. If the value is set to Apply, the modified properties are applied to the margin object. If the value is set to Ignore, then the modified properties are not applied to the margin object. If the value is set to Delete, then the margin object is deleted.

Add Margin

Adds a new row to the grid. This new row indicates the properties of another margin object that are created at the same port of the selected part. By default, all of the properties of the selected margin are copied onto the new margin object except for the margin type. You can edit these properties.

Rule

Indicates whether or not margins are placed by rule.

Margin Type

Indicates the group margin type. This is the same value as shown in the ribbon bar.

Margin Value

Indicates the group margin value. This is the same value as shown in the ribbon bar.

Offset Direction

Indicates the offset direction. This is the same value as shown in the ribbon bar.

Update Dependent Objects

Indicates whether or not the dependent object parameters need to be updated if the parent margin properties change.