Graphic Tab (Graphic Style Dialog Box) - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

Intergraph Smart 3D Drawings and Reports Reference Data

Intergraph Smart 3D
Reference Data
12 (2018)

Displays the graphic settings for the graphic rule of the selected rule set.

Graphic Rule Type

Specifies the graphic rule. For more information about the delivered graphic rules, see Graphic Rules.


Specifies the aspect to be resymbolized. This option is not available for the Resymbolized by Ruleset graphic rule.

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.

For example, you want members and their fireproofing insulation symbolized and/or labeled uniquely on the drawing. You can use the Insulation aspect on VHL graphics to resymbolize both the member and its insulation.

Show Aspect

Specifies that you want to show the aspect symbology for the selected objects within the drawing. Only the aspects for which this checkbox is checked are shown in the generated drawings.


Shows a graphic example of the graphic rule.


Provides a general description of the graphic rule.


Displays the graphic properties available for the selected graphic rule.


Click a value for the graphic rule property on the pull-down list. You type a numeric value for some properties.

Graphic rules are used by a variety of view styles, and some properties might not be valid for the selected view style type. Value displays as shaded for an invalid Property.

See Also

Graphic Style Dialog Box
Actions Tab (Edit Ruleset View Style Dialog Box)