Place Fireproofing Command - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Structure

Intergraph Smart 3D
12.1 (2019)

Places fireproofing on selected members. Fireproofing is placed in the Insulation aspect, which is automatically turned on for you when insulation is placed. You can use the Format > View command to turn the insulation display on and off in the model as needed.

You can define fireproofing setback distances from each member end, apply multi-segmented fireproofing along a single member, and apply fireproofing to the entire model in one operation while still maintaining placement rules for different member types.

The material, grade, thickness, and rating of the fireproofing are controlled by the fireproofing specifications defined in the catalog.

  • You cannot place fireproofing on slabs, walls, plates, marine profiles, or surfaces.

  • You cannot copy fireproofing directly from one member to another. However, fireproofing will copy and move with its parent member.

Encasement Rules

You can edit the fireproofing encasement rules in the catalog without any need for custom programming. Two encasement rules, Member Concrete and Member Fibrous, are delivered by default with the software under the Structure > Objects > Insulation > Fireproofing node in the Catalog task.

Fireproofing is specification-driven with user-modifiable encasement rules:

  • Encasement rules can be applied to any cross-section, any member type, or any combination of cross-section and member type.

  • Sets of encasement rules can be driven by a fireproofing specification. Therefore, you can create specifications based on a particular project or a particular client.

The standard encasement shapes (block, block-top exposed, contour, contour- top exposed, and round) are provided. You can define custom encasement shapes using the 2D Symbols editor.


Block-Top Exposed


Contour-Top Exposed

Encasements can be placed on members using the encasement rules or can be selected manually for placement on a member.

Relationship to the Parent Member

Fireproofing must be in the same permission group as the member it is placed on. Therefore, the software automatically maintains this relationship by changing the fireproofing permission group when you change the parent member permission group. Similarly, if you change the fireproofing permission group, the software automatically changes the member permission group to match.

A similar situation is maintained for the approval status. The member's approval status cannot be "less" than the fireproofing approval status. Setting the member to a lesser approval status (from Approved to In Review for example) will cause the fireproofing to be set to the same status. Similarly, increasing the fireproofing status increases the approval status of the member.

Place Fireproofing Ribbon

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