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Intergraph Smart 3D Compartmentation

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12.1(2019)

Sets options for modifying a straight segment of an existing path. This ribbon appears when you select a straight segment in the existing path.

Properties

Displays the Sketch Properties dialog box, which allows you to view properties for the path. For more information, see Sketch Properties Dialog Box.

Finish Path

Displays the path in the active graphic view and returns you to the Place Volume Along Path command.

Cancel

Cancels the changes that you have made and returns you to the model.

Show Cross Section View

Opens a new window that is oriented to display the sketch (cross section) plane as viewed from the end of the first path segment. The option is only available when the cross-section type is defined as Sketch.

Edit

Allows you to modify and move the existing path. You can select a segment, a turn, or multiple segments to which you want to make modifications.

Create

Displays the Create Path ribbon to allow you to add segments to the ends of an existing path. When editing a Sketch cross-section, you must first delete a segment before using Create to add segments because a Sketch cross-section has a closed path.

Origin

This option is not used.

Reference Point

Specifies that you are defining the first point of the straight or arc path segment.

Second Point (Arc)

Specifies that you are defining the second point of an arc. This option only displays when you select Arc by Three Points or Arc by End Points in the Path Type list.

End Point

Specifies that you are defining the last point of a straight or arc path segment.

Path Type

Specifies the type of line for the current segment in the path. To change the segment type, click a new type in the Path Type list.

  • Line - Specifies a straight line for the segment.

  • Arc by 3 Points - Specifies an arc by three points for the segment. The first point is the start of the arc, the second point is a point on the arc, and the third point is the end of the arc.

  • No Line - Specifies that you do not want the current segment of the path to have a line associated with it.

  • Arc by End Points - Specifies an arc by end points for the segment. The first point you click is the start of the arc; the second point you click is the end of the arc; the third point you click defines the plane, radius, and sweep angle of the arc.

  • Elliptical Arc - Specifies an elliptical arc for the segment. The first point you click is the start of the arc; the second point you click is the center of the ellipse; the third point you click defines the minor/major axis ratio and the sweep angle.

Plane

Activates options for selecting a working plane for the path.

  • Plan Plane - Defines the work surface as the XY plane. You can also press CTRL+1 to select this option.

  • Z Plane: X-West / Elevation Plane: East-West - Defines the work surface as the XZ plane. You can also press CTRL+2 to select this option. 

  • Section Plane: Y- South / Elevation Plane: North-South - Defines the work surface as the YZ plane. You can also press CTRL+3 to select this option.

  • Plane by Turn - Defines the work surface as the plane defined by an existing turn. You select the turn to set the plane. You can also press CTRL+4 to select this option.

  • Plane by Three Points - Defines the work surface using three points you define. You can also press CTRL+5 to select this option.

  • No Plane - Clears any work surfaces. The software does not project points that you place to any plane. You can also press CTRL+6 to select this option.

Delete Selected Items

Deletes the selected path segments.

/ Length Locked

Defines whether or not the length of the selected linear segment should remain constant while moving.

  • When locked , the software automatically modifies the turn points, along with the length and angle of the adjacent segment, to remain connected to the moved segment. The length of the moved segment does not change.

  • When not locked , the software extends or shortens the associated segments to connect with the new position of the moved segment. The length of the moved segment can change.

Angle 1

Displays the first angle used in the selected turn, if one exists. This option is read-only.

Angle 2

Displays the second angle used in the selected turn, if one exists. This option is read-only.

Angle 3

Displays the third angle used in the selected turn, if one exists. This option is read-only.

Turn Type

Specifies the type of selected turn. You can change the turn type by selecting another type in the list.

  • None - Indicates that no special turn type is applied to the turn.

  • Bend - Specifies that the turn type between two segments is a bend. You can specify the angle of the bend in the Value box.

  • Cornice - Specifies that the turn type between two segments is a cornice. You can specify the radius of the cornice in the Value box.

  • Chamfer - Specifies that the turn type between two segments is a chamfer. You can specify the dimensions for setback A and setback B of the chamfer in the Value box. The dimensions of setback A and setback B for the chamfer must be the same.

The following graphic includes an example of each of the available turn types:

Value

Defines dimensions for the selected turn type.

Lock Radius

Locks or unlocks the Radius box. This option appears for the Arc by End Points path type.

Radius

Specifies the distance between the center of the arc and an end point of the arc. This option appears for the Arc by End Points path type.

Lock Minor/Major

Locks or unlocks the Minor/Major box. This option appears for the Elliptical Arc path type.

Minor/Major

Shows the ratio between the minor and major axes for the arc. This option appears for the Elliptical Arc path type.

Lock Sweep

Locks or unlocks the Sweep box. This option appears for the Arc by End Points path type.

Sweep

Specifies the clockwise angle of the arc as looking from endpoint 1 to endpoint 2 of the arc. This option appears for the Arc by End Points and Elliptical Arc path types.