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Intergraph Smart 3D Compartmentation

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Displays and defines information about the cross-section of the selected compartment or zone.

This tab is only available for volume objects created with the Place Volume Along Path command.



Specifies the type of cross-section for the volume. You can either select a standard cross-section defined in the reference data or select Sketch to draw your own cross-section.

When a standard cross-sectional type is selected in the Cross-Section box, you can modify the properties that are described later in this topic. When Sketch is selected in the Cross-Section box, you can view each point, its coordinates, and its turn type in the table, but you cannot edit the data. For more information, see General Tab (Sketch Properties Dialog Box).

Display Cross-Section Image

Displays the image associated with the standard cross-section type in the reference data.

Cross-section images show the dimensions that you can define for the cross-section type, the default cardinal points for the cross-section type, and the angle for the cross-section. For example, the following graphic contains the dimensions and cardinal point for a standard road cross-section:

If no image is associated with the cross-section and the selected cardinal point, Image Not Available displays at the bottom of the tab.

Letters A, B, C, and so forth

Specifies the dimensions for standard cross-sections. If an image is defined for the cross-section in the reference data, you can see what each letter represents by clicking Display Cross Section Image .


Specifies the point where the software attaches the cross-section to the path. If you click Display Cross-Section Image to see a graphic of the cross-section, you can view where each cardinal point is located by selecting each cardinal point in the list. The software automatically updates the display, if the appropriate graphic is available, with a graphic containing the selected cardinal point.

Rotation Angle

Specifies the rotation of the cross-section about its local axis.

See Also

Compartment Properties Dialog Box