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

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The General tab displays the slab properties that you can edit or that are automatically determined by the software at placement. The property name appears on the left side of the grid and the corresponding property value appears on the right side of the grid. If you selected more than one slab and then selected the properties command, only the common properties between the selected slabs display.

When viewing properties for a single slab, the following properties display. More properties may display depending on what you defined in the reference data. Refer to the Structure Reference Data Guide for more information on properties. You can access this document using the Help > Printable Guides command in the software.

Category

Select the properties that you want to view for the slab. Slab properties are divided into several different categories: Standard, Dimensions, Weight and CG, Fabrication and Construction, Surface Treatments and Coatings, and Responsibility. You select the category to define values for by using the Category option.

Standard

The standard properties that display depend on the reference data for the slab. Because slab reference data is fully customizable, only the common properties are documented.

Parent System

Select the system to which the slab belongs.

Name

Displays the name of the slab. The slab name is based on the Naming Rule selection. If you want to type a new name for the slab, in the Naming Rule box, select User Defined, and then type a name for the slab in the Name box.

Continuity Priority Number

Specify the continuity priority. This priority is used to select which slab is split when two slabs intersect, but both have Intercostal for the Continuity Type. Slabs with a lower continuity priority (1, 2, 3, for example) will split slabs with a higher continuity priority (7, 8, 9, for example).

Continuity Type

Defines how the slab should react when it intersects another slab (your automatic splitting preference). Select Continuous to indicate that the slab should split the other slab. Select Intercostal to indicate that the slab should be split by the other slab. You cannot split slabs that have a Continuity Type setting of Continuous.

Naming Rule

Specifies the naming rule that you want to use to name this slab.

  • Default Name Rule - Names the slab using the format "Slab-<location>-<index>" where <location> is the global workshare location ID and <index> is a unique index number that starts at 0001. For example, Slab-1-0043.

  • Unique Name Rule - Names the slab using the format "<system>-Slab-<location>-<index>" where <system> is the name of the parent system to which the slab belongs, <location> is the global workshare location ID and <index> is a unique index number that starts at 0001. For example, Structure System-Slab-1-0043.

  • User Defined - Select to specify the slab name yourself in the Name box.

Type

Select the slab type.

Composition

Specifies the composition to use. You can see details of the selected composition by looking at the Layer Tab (Slab Properties Dialog Box).

Priority

Specifies the priority assigned to the object system. Smart 3D uses the priority to group objects. To change the options on the list, edit the Structural Member Priority select list in Catalog.

Reporting Requirement

Specify whether or not this slab is reported.

Reporting Type

Select the reporting requirements code for the slab. Valid selections are defined in the Catalog task in the Reporting Type select list.

Piece Mark

Specifies the piece mark of the slab. Piece marks are mainly used when importing and exporting slabs through CIMsteel to other software packages. If a piece mark is displayed here, more than likely it is the identity of the manufactured part from the other software package.

Assembly Mark

Specifies the assembly mark of the member. If the member was imported through CIMsteel, the assembly mark is usually the identity of the manufactured assembly to which this member belongs.

Fire Rating

Specifies the fire rating time for the slab.

Face Position

Specifies the way in which the slab is placed in the model with respect to the support plane. To change the options on the list, edit the Slab Face Position select list in Catalog.

  • Center indicates that the slab is placed with respect to its centroidal axis.

  • Top indicates that the slab is placed with respect to its top face.

  • Bottom indicates that the slab is placed with respect to its bottom face.

Normal Offset

Specifies the offset distance for the slab from the selected support plane.

Boundary Offset Reference

Specifies which part of the member the slab should use as the boundary when a member is used as a boundary for a slab. To change the options on the list, edit the Slab Boundary Reference select list in Catalog.

  • Inner port-face of a bounding member indicates that the slab stops at the inner-most plane of the bounding member.

  • Centerline (axis) of a bounding member indicates that the slab stops at the member-line axis of the bounding member. In the picture below, the beams were placed using cardinal point 8, which means the member-line axis is in the top center of the beams.

  • Outer port-face of a bounding member indicates that the slab stops at the out-most plane of the bounding member.

Boundary Offset

Specifies the boundary offsets for the slab. Enter 0 for the slab edge to stop at the boundary. Enter a positive distance to offset the slab edge outside of the boundary. Enter a negative distance to offset the slab edge inside the boundary.

Angle

Specifies the angle at which the slab is placed from the plane or reference plane.

Slope

Specifies the slope of the slab relative to the reference plane that was selected during placement.

Thickening Direction

Specifies the thickening direction. To change the options on the list, edit the Slab Reference Direction select list in Catalog.

Boundaries Projection Direction

Specifies the boundaries projection direction. To change the options on the list, edit the Slab Reference Direction select list in Catalog.

Dimensions

Total Volume

Specifies the volume of the slab or wall (length × width × height).

Net Volume

Specifies the volume of the wall minus the volumes of all openings in the wall.

Total Surface

Specifies the surface area of the slab or wall (top surface plus the bottom surface plus the side surfaces × length).

Net Surface

Specifies the surface area of the slab or wall minus the surface area of all the openings in the slab or wall.

Total Projected Area

Specifies the area of the slab (length x width).

Net Projected Area

Specifies the area of the slab minus the area of all the openings in the slab.

Number of Openings

Specifies the number of openings in the slab.

Angle to Global XY Plane

Specifies the angle at which the slab is placed from the plane or reference plane. In this case, the plane is the global XY plane.

Low Point

Specifies the lowest elevation of the slab. The elevation of the bounding objects is not considered.

High Point

Specifies the highest elevation of the slab. Smart 3D does not consider the elevation of the bounding objects.

Bottom Face

Specifies the lowest elevation of the slab or the slab boundary objects. For example, if the slab is bounded by four structural members, then the software displays the lowest elevation of either the slab or the members, whichever is lower.

Top Face

Specifies the highest elevation of the slab and the slab boundary objects. For example, if the slab is bounded by four structural members that extend above the slab, the top elevation of the members is displayed.

Weight and CG

Displays the center-of-gravity and the weight of the selected object. The center-of-gravity locations are displayed relative to the active coordinate system along the X-, Y-, and Z-axes. The weight value that is displayed in the properties dialog box is calculated as the material density multiplied by the object's solid volume. Therefore, the material of the object affects the weight value that is displayed here. Check the material assigned to the object if the weight displayed is an improbable value. For the most accurate weight calculation, use the Tools > Run Reports command.

Dry Weight

Specifies the dry weight of the object. For slabs the weight is determined by using the volume of the slab multiplied by the density of the material.

Wet Weight

Specifies the wet weight of the object. For slabs, the weight is determined by using the volume of the slab multiplied by the density of the material.

Dry CG X

Specifies the X-axis location of the dry center-of-gravity.

Dry CG Y

Specifies the Y-axis location of the dry center-of-gravity.

Dry CG Z

Specifies the Z-axis location of the dry center-of-gravity.

Wet CG X

Specifies the X-axis location of the wet center-of-gravity.

Wet CG Y

Specifies the Y-axis location of the wet center-of-gravity.

Wet CG Z

Specifies the Z-axis location of the wet center-of-gravity.

Fabrication and Construction

Fabrication Requirement

Specifies the fabrication requirement for the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Fabrication Type select list in Catalog.

Fabrication Type

Specifies the type of fabrication for the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Fabrication Type select list in Catalog.

The glyph indicates that the fabrication type for the part is determined by the specification. The glyph is not visible after you modify the fabrication type.

Construction Requirement

Specifies the construction requirement for the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Construction Requirement select list in Catalog.

Construction Type

Specifies the type of construction for the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Construction Type select list in Catalog.

Surface Treatment and Coating

Exterior Coating Requirement

Specifies the coating requirement for the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Coating Type select list in Catalog.

Exterior Coating Type

Specifies the type of coating for the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Coating Type select list in Catalog.

Coating Color

Specifies the color of the object coating. To change the options on the list, edit the Coating Color select list in Catalog. Smart 3D includes this property in the painting area report.

Exterior Coating Area

Specifies the area of the coating for the object.

Responsibility

Cleaning Responsibility

Specifies the party responsible for cleaning the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Cleaning Responsibility select list in Catalog.

Design Responsibility

Specifies the party responsible for designing the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Design Responsibility select list in Catalog.

Fabrication Responsibility

Specifies the party responsible for fabricating the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Fabrication Responsibility select list in Catalog.

Installation Responsibility

Specifies the party responsible for installing the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Installation Responsibility select list in Catalog.

Painting Responsibility

Specifies the party responsible for painting the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Painting Responsibility select list in Catalog.

Requisition Responsibility

Specifies the party responsible for ordering the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Requisition Responsibility select list in Catalog.

Supply Responsibility

Specifies the party responsible for delivering the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Supply Responsibility select list in Catalog.

Testing Responsibility

Specifies the party responsible for testing on the object. To change the options on the list, edit the Testing Responsibility select list in Catalog.

See Also

Slab Properties Dialog Box