Stiffener With Flange - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

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Orthographic graphic module: StiffenerWrapperEntity.dll

Rule set graphic module: Stiffener With Flange

Extracts the web and flange of a profile part and customizes the way they are resymbolized in a drawing. Parameters for resymbolization can be defined for each cross-section type. The delivered parameters are defined in Stiffener With Flange.xml, located in the [Reference Data Folder]\SharedContent\Drawings\Catalog\Rules\DBRRules\Resymbolization folder.

Parameters are defined with respect to edges on the profile cross-section or by a geometry aspect type.

Referenced from Edges

The XML is in the following format:



<!-- web -->

<GRAPHIC Geometry="WEB_LEFT" Extend="FALSE" NTSReference=""


<!-- flanges -->


Location="0.25" NTSReference="WEB_LEFT"





Specifies the edge name of the profile geometry from which other parameters are referenced. For more information on the available edge names, see Cross-Section Edge Names. The most commonly used edge names are shown below.


If True, specifies the extension of the geometry to the limits of the cross-section. In the example below, WEB_LEFT extends to TOP and BOTTOM. If Extend is not specified, the default value is False.


Indicates the relative location (along the length of the geometry) on which to draw the geometry. In the example below, Geometry TOP_FLANGE_RIGHT_BOTTOM is sloped and is drawn at 0.25 along its length.



This is an optional value and should not be included when it is not needed to avoid unnecessary calculations in the software.


Specifies the reference geometry acting as an axis along which the NTSOffset value is measured.


Specifies the relative amount to offset the geometry along the reference geometry defined by NTSReference. The relative amount is a value between 0 (located at the geometry) and 1 (located at the limits of the cross-section in the direction of the reference geometry). As a result, the drawn geometry is not-to-scale but is easier to see. In the example below, NTSReference is WEB_LEFT and NTSOffset draws Geometry TOP_FLANGE_RIGHT_BOTTOM at a value of 0.01.


Location="0.25" NTSReference="WEB_LEFT" NTSOffset="0.1"></GRAPHIC>

NTSReference and NTSOffset are always used together. If neither is required, then they do not need to be included. For example:


Location="0.25" NTSReference="" NTSOffset="0.0"></GRAPHIC>




give the same result.


Aspects are most often used for cross-sections, such as tubes and pipes, with a limited number of edges. The XML is in the following format:

<SECTION Type="HalfR">


<ASPECT Aspect="Simple physical"></ASPECT>




Specifies the type of geometry used to draw the profile. Each aspect has a different level of detail.

Simple physical

Includes primitive shapes. This aspect creates a less cluttered view of the object, showing only the body of equipment or a simplified cross-section for structure, as shown below.

Detailed physical

Provides a more detailed view of an object. This aspect shows all the graphical details associated with the equipment or structure. For example, certain types of equipment may include legs and lugs. For marine structure, this aspect uses all geometry in the cross-section, as shown below.


Shows an area around a piece of equipment indicating the presence of insulation. This aspect is also used to display structural fireproofing insulation. For example, a 4-inch pipe with insulation might look like an 8-inch pipe when this aspect is used.


Includes the area or space around the object required for operation of the object. This space shows in the model but not in drawings. For example, this aspect leaves enough space around a motor for a person to operate the motor or the overhead space needed for someone to walk up a stairway.


Includes the area or space around the object required to perform maintenance on the object. This space may appear in the model but not in drawings. For example, this aspect leaves enough space around a motor to perform maintenance on a motor, including space to remove the motor.

Reference Geometry

Allows you to construct or add graphical objects that do not participate in interference checking. For example, a reference geometry object could be a spherical control or the obstruction volume for a door. For marine structure, this aspect allows you to control the display of landing curves for design seams, profile systems, reference curves, and knuckle curves.


Displays objects as a single line representation. For example, this aspect is useful for when you want to display handrails or structural members as a single-line on drawings. For structure, the centerline is determined from the cardinal point used to place the member. That cardinal point is not always the center of the object.

Molded Forms

Displays plate, profile, and beam systems for marine structure.

Equipment Hole

Displays holes for marine structure created by Hole Management.

Aspects are defined on the AspectCode worksheet in AllCodeLists.xls, located in the [Product Folder]\CatalogData\BulkLoad\DataFiles folder. If you customize aspects, then the ShortDescription value in the worksheet is used in the XML for the Stiffener With Flange module.