Cross-Section Tab (Prismatic Shape Properties Dialog Box) - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

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Displays information about the cross-section for a prismatic shape that was projected along a path.

Cross Section

Specifies the type of cross-section for the object. You can either select a standard cross-section defined in the reference data or select Sketch to draw your own cross-section.

Select any standard cross-section type in the Cross Section list to modify the properties that are described in this topic. When you select Sketch in the Cross Section list, you can view options, such as each point, its X-, Y-, and Z-coordinates in the model, and its turn type, but you cannot modify them.

For more information, see General Tab (Sketch Properties Dialog Box).

Display Cross Section Image

Displays the image associated with the standard cross-section type in the reference data.

Cross-section images show the dimensions that you can define for the cross-section type, the default cardinal points for the cross-section type, and the angle for the cross-section. For example, the following graphic contains the dimensions and cardinal point for a standard road cross-section:

If no image is associated with the cross-section and the selected cardinal point, Image Not Available displays at the bottom of the tab.

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Specifies the dimensions for standard cross-sections. If an image is defined for the cross-section in the reference data, you can see what each letter represents by clicking Display Cross Section Image .


Specifies the point where the software attaches the cross-section to the path. If you click Display Cross-Section Image to see a graphic of the cross-section, you can view where each cardinal point is located by selecting each cardinal point in the list. The software automatically updates the display, if the appropriate graphic is available, with a graphic containing the selected cardinal point.


Specifies the angle by which the cross-section is rotated about the path.