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Intergraph Smart 3D Structural Manufacturing

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The Structural Manufacturing task creates manufacturing data from the model. This data is used to create and construct the physical parts of the model. This is accomplished by adding manufacturing-specific information to the detailed parts. After that, the manufacturing parts and supporting parts are generated by rules.

The manufacturing-specific information includes:

  • Fabrication Margins

  • Assembly Margins

  • Shrinkage

  • Manual marking lines (The majority of marking lines are generated automatically by rules.)

  • Manufacturing Tabs

The manufacturing supporting parts include:

  • Templates

  • Pin jigs

Manufacturing data is also controlled by applying rule-based processes and rule-based automated marking on manufacturing parts, such as:

  • Tabs and bridges

  • Plate bevels

  • Unfolding algorithms for curved plates

  • Roll lines

  • Location marks for attached structure

  • Reference plane marks

Manufacturing data is output in several ways:

  • XML, which can be read by external software such as nesting software.

  • Profile sketches for profile parts, created in the Drawings and Reports task. For more information, see the Drawings and Reports User's Guide.

  • Template set drawings and reports, created in the Drawings and Reports task. For more information, see the Drawings and Reports User's Guide.

  • Pin jig drawings and reports, created in the Drawings and Reports task. For more information, see the Drawings and Reports User's Guide.

You can start the Structural Manufacturing task by clicking Tasks > Structural Manufacturing. The Structural Manufacturing task has these commands:

Select - Used to select objects in the model. For more information, see Selecting Objects.

Marking - Adds manual marking lines to detailed parts, such as Block Control, Painting Line, and Robot. For more information, see Marking.

Marking by Definition - Creates marking lines based on symbol definition. For more information, see Marking by Definition.

Fabrication Margin - Adds fabrication margin to detailed parts at plate edges or profile ends. You can place constant value margins as well as oblique margins. These margins extend along the full edge of the plate or at the end of a profile that you select. For more information, see Fabrication Margin .

Connect Fabrication Margin - Selects all of the plates or profiles bounded to the plate system or part, and selects all the faces at the bounding plate systems or parts to place margins. For more information, see Connect Fabrication Margin.

Margin by Assembly Connections - Selects all of the plates or profiles bounded to the plate system or part, or selects al of the plates or profiles bounded to an assembly, and then selects all the faces at the bounding plate systems or parts to place margins. For more information, see Margin By Assembly Connections.

Regional Margin - Adds a margin over a region of an edge. You can create multiple regional margins along a single edge. For more information, see Regional Margin.

Shrinkage - Adds extra material to detailed parts to account for weld shrinkage by scaling either along the edge or by axis. For more information, see Shrinkage.

Multi Shrinkage - Stretches multiple manufacturing parts to account for steel shrinkage during welding. For more information, see Multi Shrinkage.

Manufacturing Tab - Adds manufacturing tabs to detailed parts at plate edges. You can place tabs of various types. For more information, see Manufacturing Tab

Plate and Profile Face Template - Creates a set of templates for detailed plate and profile parts at positions that you specify. The command generates the template shapes and template table data. For more information, see Plate Template and Profile Face Template.

Tubular Member Template - Creates and modifies templates to check the curvature of tube member end cuts. For more information, see Tubular Member Template.

Edge Template - Creates and modifies templates to check the curvature of edges. For more information, see Edge Template.

Pin Jig - Creates a set of pin jigs for detailed plate parts or assemblies at defined positions that you specify. For more information, see Pin Jig.

Manufacturing Plate - Creates a two-dimensional wireframe representation of a detailed plate that has manual and automated rule-based manufacturing data such as margins, shrinkage, marking lines, beveling, and so on applied. For more information, see Manufacturing Plate.

Manufacturing Profile - Creates a two-dimensional wireframe representation of a detailed profile that has manual and automated rule-based manufacturing data such as margins, shrinkage, marking lines, beveling, and so on applied. For more information, see Manufacturing Profile.

Manufacturing Member - Creates a two-dimensional wireframe representation of a detailed member that has manual and automated rule-based manufacturing data such as margins, shrinkage, markings lines, beveling, and so on, applied. For more information, see Manufacturing Member.

Part Monitor - Displays the manufacturing part as XML or as graphics interpreted from XML, in order to preview manufacturing data before it is output. The XML is created as the command is executed, but is not saved in the database. For more information, see Part Monitor.

Annotation Editor - Moves annotations to avoid overlap, deletes unnecessary annotation, and adds annotations for clarity during production. For more information, see Annotation Editor.

Manufacturing Service Manager - Updates or reviews objects. For more information, see Manufacturing Service Manager.

Batch Service Manager - Schedules a service manager batch job. This command is available on the right-click menu in the Workspace Explorer for Blocks and Assemblies. For more information, see Batch Service Manager.

Part Editor - Edits manufactured parts. You can add markings, contours, and annotations to manufactured parts, and then save those changes to the database. For more information, see Part Editor.

MFG Environment Display - Controls what structural manufacturing aspects are displayed in the graphic view. This command is available on the Tools menu. For more information, see MFG Environment Display .

Submit Batch Job - Runs batch processes using the Intergraph Batch Services framework. This command is available on the Tools menu. For more information, see Submit Batch Job.

Export to Nesting - Translates the geometry of selected manufacturing data exchange formats and stores this information in a specified file. The manufacturing data is not saved in the Model database. This command is located on the Tools > Manufacturing Export menu. For more information, see Output Data .

Custom Processing - Runs custom developed (Visual Basic) reporting software. This command is available on the Tools menu. For more information, see Manufacturing Services.

Navigator - Provides a viewer to look at the individual graphic elements that are part of pin jigs and templates. This command is available on the Tools > Struct Manufacturing menu. For more information, see Navigator.

Stiffeners Diagonal Measurement - Provides a tool to extract distance information between two stiffeners or a pin jig for accuracy verification. This tool also provides information on mounting angles. This command is located on the Tools > Struct Manufacturing menu. For more information, see Stiffeners Diagonal Measurement

Select Connected Object - Provides a tool to check which objects are connected to a selected object based on physical connections between the parts. This allows you to check if a given manufacturing plate or profile is out of date. This command displays the same list as that shown on the Status tab when you modify a single manufacturing plate or profile. This command is located on the Tools > Struct Manufacturing menu. For more information, see Select Connected Object.

Copy Structure - Provides a tool to generate new plate geometry by copying from an original plate with advanced plate system marks representing the connected structure. This allows you to product the manufacturing data bypassing any problems from the original model data set. Also provides a tool to generate a surface from plates that can be taken to GAR and repaired before it is used for manufacturing data. This command is located on the Tools > Struct Manufacturing menu. For more information, see Copy Structure.