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Can Properties

Activates the Can Properties dialog box. Use this dialog box to specify additional properties, such as material and material grade, which you cannot set on the ribbon. For more information, see Can Properties Dialog Box.

Select Primary Member

Select the support leg on which to place the can. The support leg is split at the location you specify and highlights in red during can placement. If you are placing an inline can, you can select a BUTube designed member. You cannot select a curved member as the primary member. If you are placing an end can, you must select an unsupported frame connection. If you are placing a stub-end can, you can select any split connection or frame connection except unsupported frame connections.

If you are modifying an existing can, this option is not available.

Select Member Part

Select the member part on which to place the stub-end can. This option is only available with the Can Type is set to a stub-end can and you have selected a split connection for the can's location.

Select Transverse Members

Select the transverse members with which you want to base the can length. All transverse members that are related to the can highlight in blue. You can select any member systems, except curved members, that are connected to the primary member. You can use Cancel to clear selected transverse members and Accept to confirm the transverse members that you selected are the ones you want to use.

If you are modifying more than one existing can, this option is not available.

Finish

Click to place the can in the model.

Cancel

Rejects the transverse members that you have selected.

Accept

Confirms the transverse members that you have selected.

Primary Member Information

Activates a small dialog box that displays the name, outside diameter, inside diameter, and plate thickness of the selected primary member. This information is useful when selecting an appropriate can type from the Catalog or when defining custom can specifications.

If you are modifying an existing can, this dialog box displays the name, outside diameter, inside diameter, and plate thickness of the support legs on either side of the selected can.

Can Type

Specifies the type of can to place: stub-end, inline, or end can. When you select a can type, the defaults settings from the Catalog are loaded.

Tube / Cone Parameters

Click to swap between defining cone parameters and defining tube parameters .

Tube Parameters

Outer/Inner Diameter

Specifies the can outer diameter or the can inner diameter depending on the can type you have selected.

  • If you selected a pre-defined can from the Catalog, the diameter value from the Catalog is displayed.

  • If you selected a Custom Can-OD Match from the Catalog, the outer diameter of the selected primary member is displayed.

  • If you selected a Custom Can-ID Match from the Catalog, the inner diameter of the selected primary member is displayed.

  • If you selected a Custom Can-User Defined from the Catalog, you must type a diameter value in this box.

Can Thickness

Select the plate thickness for the can plate.

Computation Method

Specifies how you want Smart 3D to measure the L2 and L3 minimum distances.

  • If you select Hull-Factor, the software calculates the outside diameter of the can times the value you type in the Factor box. The result is used as the minimum L2 and L3 distances which are measured from the corresponding end of the can to the point on the transverse member hull closest to that end of the can.

  • If you select Hull-Length, the software uses the distance you specify in the Length box for L2 and L3, which are measured from the corresponding end of the can to the point on the transverse member hull closest to that end of the can.

    L2 and L3 Lengths when using a Hull Extension Method

  • If you select Centerline-Factor, the software calculates the outside diameter of the can times the value you type in the Factor box. The result is used as the minimum L2 and L3 distances, which are measured from the corresponding end of the can to the centerline of the transverse member closest to that end of the can.

  • If you select Centerline-Length, the software uses the distance you specify in the Length box for L2 and L3, which are measured from the corresponding end of the can to the centerline of the transverse member closest to that end of can.

    L2 and L3 Lengths when using a Centerline Method

Factor

Specifies the factor to use in the extension method calculation. The default value is 0.5.

Length

Specifies the absolute distance to use in the extension method calculation. If you type a length that is shorter than the American Petroleum Institute's minimum allowable length, a message displays that one or more specified parameters are invalid.

Cone Parameters

Cones By

Specifies how you want to define the length of the cone transitions.

  • If you select Angle the length of the transition is determined by the geometry of the can diameter, the support member cross-section, and the angle specified in the Cone Angle box. This is shown as Angle in the figures above.

  • If you select Length the length of the transition is defined explicitly in the Cone Length box. This distance is shown as L1 and L4 in the figures above.

  • If you select Slope , the length of the transition is determined by the geometry of the can diameter, the support member cross-section size, and the slope value specified in the Cone Slope box (the denominator of the slope). This is shown as Slope in the figures above.

During placement, both cone transitions are placed using one set of values. If you want the cone transitions on either end of the can to have different lengths or different angles, you can change these values independently on the Can Properties Dialog Box after placement.

Cone Angle

Specifies the angle of the cone transition. The length of the cone is adjusted so that the entered angle is obtained. The software does not create a cone if the angle you specify is less than 1 degree or greater than 89.0 degrees.

Cone Length

Specifies the length of the cone transition from the end of the support member to the start of the can. This distance is shown as L1 and L4 in the figures above.

Cone Slope

Specifies the slope of the cone transition. The length of the cone is adjusted so that the entered slope is obtained. The software does not create a cone if the slope you specify is greater than 100 (1/100) or less than 1-6.

Cone Thickness

Select the plate thickness for the cone.