Place an opening on a sloped wall - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Structure

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12.1(2019)

Hole Parallel with Wall Slope

  1. Click Place Opening on the vertical toolbar.

  2. Select the sloped wall.

  3. Select the side of the wall in which to place the opening.

    If you are placing an opening that completely penetrates the wall, the side selection is not important. However, if you are placing an opening that does not completely penetrate the wall, then the surface selection is important because the penetration depth is measured from the selected surface.

  4. Click Draw .

    Regardless of the slope, the wall displays as level in the 2-D environment.

  5. Using the available drawing commands in the 2-D environment, draw the opening. In the example below, a small rectangular hole was drawn at the wall end.

  6. Click Close on the ribbon bar.

  7. Specify the cutting limit to use.

  8. Click Finish.

    The software places the hole in the sloped wall parallel to the slope.

Hole Parallel with Another Model Object

  1. Click Place Opening on the vertical toolbar.

  2. Select the sloped wall.

  3. Select the side of the wall in which to place the opening.

    If you are placing an opening that completely penetrates the wall, the side selection is not important. However, if you are placing an opening that does not completely penetrate the wall, then the surface selection is important because the penetration depth is measured from the selected surface.

  4. Click Add References to Sketch 2D .

  5. Select an object in the 3-D model near the wall that you want the hole parallel to. For example, select a grid line to make the hole parallel to a plane. The objects that you select will display as thick blue lines in the 2-D environment. You can define relationships and dimensions to these blue-lined objects in 2-D. The software may also automatically retrieve 3-D objects to display in the 2-D environment. The automatically selected objects will display as grey lines. These grey line objects are read-only (you cannot define relationships or dimensions to them) and are there to help you visualize the model.

    The software also automatically retrieves 3-D objects to display in the 2-D environment. The automatically selected objects display as fine grey lines. Examples of these objects include geometry generated by end cut operations, geometry that represents hidden lines from intersecting objects projected to the sketching plane, or objects that intersect the sketching plane. The software writes these graphics to the No_Constrained_Elements layer. You can reference these objects to place your sketch, but the objects that display as fine grey lines are temporary. When you exit the 2-D environment, the software deletes these graphics. Any relationships or constraints to the temporary graphics are also deleted when you exit the 2-D environment.

    Although the references are deleted when you exit the 2D environment, the references are automatically reimported when you modify the opening.

  6. Click Draw .

    The wall and the selected object displays in the 2-D environment.

  7. Using the available drawing commands in the 2-D environment, draw the opening. In the example below, the opening was placed using the parallel SmartSketch relationship with a grid line that was selected as a reference.

  8. Click Close on the ribbon bar.

  9. Specify the cutting limit to use.

  10. Click Finish.

    The software places the hole in the sloped wall parallel to the referenced grid line.