Pre-Nesting - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Structural Manufacturing

Intergraph Smart 3D
10.1 (2014 R1)

Pre-Nesting shapes do not use the physical connections to define the length of plates, profiles, and members. Instead, it uses the connected part mounting angle to define the length. For profiles, the system allows you to control some corrections to the Pre-Nesting length of the profile.

Pre-Nesting is a plug-in service for Structural Manufacturing. You control the settings associated with Pre-Nesting by bulkloading the appropriate files.

After Pre-Nesting is enabled, you can create the following objects with the light (undetailed) plate and profile parts:

  • Marking lines

  • Shrinkage

  • Margins

  • Manufacturing plates

  • Manufacturing profiles

  • Service manager.

Manufacturing profiles use a plug-in rule to control the end-cut impact.