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Intergraph Smart 3D Structure

Intergraph Smart 3D
12.1 (2019)

Specifies the properties for the footing that you are placing or editing.


Activates the Footing Properties Dialog. You can use this dialog to specify additional properties, such as material and material grade, which you cannot set on the ribbon.

Select Member

If Placement is set to By Member, select the column, or columns, in the model for which to place footings. When you are done selecting columns, click Accept . If you accidentally select a column that you did not want, click Cancel , and then re-select the columns.

If Placement is set to By Point, identify the point, or points, in the model at which you want a footing. The point identifies the bottom elevation location of a future column.

Select Bottom Plane

Select the bottom plane, or supporting surface, for the footing. The software disables this option if the footing type that you have selected does not require that a supporting surface be defined.


Places the footing in the model.


Rejects the objects that you have selected.


Confirms the objects that you have selected.


Select By Member to place footings at the bottom of members that you specify. Select By Point to place footings at a point you specify in the model. Use the By Point option when you want to place footings before the columns in the model.


Select the system in which to place the footing. You can create new systems in the Systems and Specifications task.


Select the type of footing to place. Select More to select from all available footings in the catalog. If you start to select columns and then change the footing type, the software clears the selected columns because most footing types require different column orientations and the columns that you selected may not work with the new footing type.


Type a name for the footing.

Plane Method

Specifies how the bottom elevation of the footing is defined. This option is available only when you select a footing type from the catalog that has a Number of Supporting value other than zero.

  • Select Associative to associate the bottom of the footing to a plane that you select. If that plane moves, the bottom of the footing adjusts accordingly.

  • Select Elevation Value to enter the bottom elevation in the Elevation Value box.

Elevation Value

Defines the bottom elevation of the footing relative to the global origin. You can also select a plane in the model to define this elevation; however, no association is made to this plane. This option is available only when Plane Method is set to Elevation Value.