Define cross-sectional properties for a prismatic shape - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

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  1. On the horizontal ribbon, set the Locate Filter box to Shape, and then select a prismatic shape.

    If the Locate Filter box is not displayed on the horizontal ribbon, click Select Tool on the vertical toolbar.

  2. On the Place Prismatic Shape ribbon, select a cross-section type in the Cross- Section Type list.

    If you select Sketch in the Cross-Section Type list, you must sketch the cross-section using the Path commands before you can edit properties.

  3. Click Properties .

  4. On the Prismatic Shape Properties dialog box, click the Cross-Section tab.

  5. Define values for each dimension of the cross-section. Letters such as A, B, and C represent the cross- sectional dimensions.

    • To see what each lettered dimension represents on the cross-section, click Display Cross-Section Image to view a graphic of the selected cross-sectional type if one exists in the reference data.

    • Cross-sectional 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.

      Not all cross-section types have images associated with them.

  6. Select the cardinal point for the cross-section in the Cardinality list.

    • The cardinal point is 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.

  7. Type an Angle for the cross-section, if needed.

  8. Click OK.

  • If you sketch a cross-section, the properties for the cross-section include the X-, Y-, and Z-coordinates, the turn type, and values for each point that define the cross-section path.

  • You cannot modify the properties of a sketched cross-section on the Prismatic Shape Properties dialog box. Instead, you must make changes to the path that defines the cross-section sketch. For more information, see Modify a sketched cross-section.