View Style Properties Dialog Box - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

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Intergraph Smart 3D
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12 (2018)

Defines view styles for orthographic drawings and MicroStation 3D .dgn documents. You can open this dialog box from the Select View Style dialog box by selecting Orthographic or Spatial in the View Style Type box, selecting a view style from the list, and then clicking Properties.

If you are editing the properties of an existing view style, the current properties display. If this is a new view style, all the fields are blank.

View Style Name

Specifies the name of the view style. The view style name can contain up to 128 characters. If you are creating a new view style, you must type a new name. Smart 3D does not support special characters such as $, #, =, /, or \ in the view style name.

Description

Describes the view style.

View Style Settings

Lists graphic preparation rules and resolution settings for intersections between objects. This section also lists tests and actions for the view style. Each row in the grid must contain a filter. If all the tests in a row are true, then the software executes the actions in that row.

Filter Behavior

Specifies the content behavior for the objects returned by the selected filters when a drawing view is created. The options are as follows:

  • Filters determine which objects are processed (Volume) - Specifies that all objects inside the volume run through the view style, regardless of workspace and show/hide settings. The items that match a filter in the view style display in the drawing with the appropriate rules applied. Items that do not match a filter are not included in the drawing.

  • Filters provide overrides to set of objects (Snapshot) - Indicates that a list of objects (that is, a combination of the workspace and the show/hide settings at the time you created the snapshot drawing volume) run through the view style. The items that match a filter in the view style display in the drawing with the appropriate rules applied. Items that do not match a filter are included in the drawing with a basic Visible Hidden Line (VHL) style applied.

Graphic Preparation Rules

Specifies or defines a graphic preparation rule. One rule might contain several modules (.dll files). A module can replace the three-dimensional graphics shown in the model workspace with other three-dimensional graphics for the drawing. Press F12 to display the Custom Graphic Rule dialog box to edit the rule. Click More in the field to select any rule. For more information, see Select Graphic Preparation Rule Dialog Box and Create or Edit a Graphic Preparation Rule. For more information on the graphic rule files delivered with the product, see Custom Graphic Modules.

Render Mode

Specifies whether the software generates the raster image of the 3D objects as part of the generated 2D drawing.

  • Vector Only - The software creates a wireframe representation of objects in the 2D drawing. Raster Settings is unavailable for this render mode.

  • Vector + Raster - The software creates both the 3D object representation and the wireframe representation in the 2D drawing. Raster Settings is available for this render mode.

    Modify the individual Graphic Rule to specify the raster color for the rendered image. For more information, see Select Graphic Rule Dialog Box and Graphic Rules.

Raster Settings

Displays the Raster Settings dialog box, where you specify resolution and background color for the rendered image. Raster Settings is available only when Render Mode is set to Vector + Raster. For more information, see Raster Settings Dialog Box.

Intersection Edges

Creates lines where surfaces intersect each other. At High Resolution, Smart 3D displays more detail in the drawing by creating lines between all intersecting surfaces. At Low Resolution, Smart 3D displays less detail by omitting the b-spline properties. For example, changing from Off to High Resolution would produce the following effect for your graphics:

Using High Resolution increases the drawing generation time.

Preserve Z Order

Maintains the three-dimensional order of resymbolized graphics. This setting overrides the top-down ordering in the view style for the graphic rules. For example, pipe gaps display according to their layering in the 3D model. A cleaner-looking drawing results if this option is selected.

View Style Settings

Move Up and Move Down

Moves the selected rows up or down in the display. This allows you to group similar items so that they are easier to find and use. You can also move multiple adjacent rows up or down. Select the rows to move. Then, click to move the selected rows up, or click to move the selected rows down.

Row Numbers

Display the order of the filters in the table. These numbers make it easier to find filters in the table.

Tests

Filter Name

Specifies a filter in the current model. If you know the name, you can type it directly into the box. If you know part of the name, you can use * as a wild card character. For example, to find names starting with Equipment, type Equipment*. To find names that contain (but do not start with) Equipment, type *Equipment. The software automatically adjusts the width of the list to display the full name. Click More to choose existing filters or define new filters. Press CTRL+C to copy and CTRL+V to paste filters from one cell to another.

Smart 3D supports asking or parameterized filters only when they are asking for a WBS Project.

These custom tests are used with orthographic view styles for outfitting drawings and drawings by rule styles for scantling drawings.

Primary Orientation

Displays the orientation of the primary linear axis of an object with respect to the drawing view. The primary linear axis is along the x-axis of the local coordinate system.

Secondary Orientation

Displays the orientation of the secondary linear axis of an object with respect to the drawing view. The secondary linear axis is along the y-axis of the local coordinate system. For members, this corresponds to the web orientation.

Primary Orientation and Secondary Orientation use the same options to display the model with respect to the drawing view.

The options that specify a direction (for example, Normal, toward you) are specialized orientations. They are most commonly used for steel members and pipes that have an air or liquid flow.

Normal

  • Normal, toward you

  • Normal, away from you

Sloped

  • Sloped, toward you

  • Sloped, away from you

  • Sloped, projects horizontal

  • Sloped, projects vertical

The example below, from left to right, shows pipes with the orientations Sloped, projects horizontal, Sloped, projects vertical, and Sloped.

The Sloped, projects horizontal and Sloped, projects vertical options provide special orientations for situations in which the drawing needs to distinguish between a sloped pipe or member that projects orthogonally on the sheet and those that project non-orthogonally on the sheet. For example, you may prefer orthogonally-projected pipe be dimensioned in the drawing with the pipes that are parallel and orthogonal to the sheet. The following graphic shows examples of a 3D model with pipe for both cases:

1

This pipe is sloped in the 3D space of the model, but projects using the Sloped, projects horizontal primary orientation. The view style specifies that the dimensions for the pipe are handled the same as the actual parallel, horizontal, and vertical pipe in the view.

2

This pipe is sloped in the 3D space of the model, but uses the Sloped primary orientation and does not project horizontally or vertically. The view style distinguishes between this pipe and pipe 1.

3

These pipes are parallel and horizontal or vertical to the view, and use the Parallel, horizontal and Parallel, vertical primary orientations.

Parallel

  • Parallel, vertical

    • Parallel, pointing up

    • Parallel, pointing down

  • Parallel, horizontal

    • Parallel, pointing right

    • Parallel, pointing left

  • Parallel, sloped

The following graphic shows an example for members:

1

This target member has a primary orientation of Parallel, vertical and a secondary orientation of Parallel, horizontal.

2

This non-target member has a primary orientation of Normal, toward you and a secondary orientation of Parallel, horizontal.

For dimensioning purposes in the drawing view, the Parallel, horizontal and Sloped, projects horizontal pipes are part of the same dimensioning chain. The Sloped pipe is not included in the dimensioning.

You can resymbolize the model graphics based on special orientation cases. For example, you might want to represent piping items that are parallel to the sheet plane as single lines, while representing the items coming straight out of the sheet as special symbols.

Clipping

Lists the various clipping options. For example, you might want to put a cap on a pipe that is clipped to the right of the sheet.

Use the Clipped option when testing for objects that are clipped by one of the sides (Top, Bottom, Right, or Left) of the volume. Dimensioning pipe that is clipped by the volume can take advantage of this option setting.

Use the Not Clipped option to test for objects that are not clipped at all.

The Clipped and Not Clipped options ignore front and back clipping.

The following picture illustrates the various clipping options - Left, Right, Front, Back, Top, and Bottom.

Graphic Rule

Determines how objects passing the tests display. Objects can be displayed as Vector Hidden Line (VHL) or resymbolized. If you know the name, you can type it directly into the box. If you know part of the name, you can use the asterisk (*) as a wild card character. For example, to find rules starting with Equipment, type Equipment*. To find rules that contain (but do not start with) Equipment, type *Equipment. The software automatically adjusts the width of the list to display the full name. Press F12 to display the Graphic Rule - VHL dialog box to edit the rule. Click More to open the Select Graphic Rule dialog box and define a new graphic rule. For more information, see Select Graphic Rule Dialog Box and Graphic Rules.

Actions

Label Rule

Determines how objects passing the tests are labeled. If you know the name, you can type it directly into the box. If you know part of the name, you can use the asterisk (*) as a wild card character. For example, to find rules starting with Equipment, type Equipment*. To find rules that contain (but do not start with) Equipment, type *Equipment. The software automatically adjusts the width of the list to display the full name. Press F12 to display the Label Rule Manager dialog box to edit the rule. Click More to open the Select Label Rule dialog box and define a label rule. For more information, see Select Label Rule Dialog Box and Labels. For information on using bubble labels in your drawings, see Use Bubble Labels in Drawings.

Dimension Rule

Determines the placement of dimensions on objects passing the tests. If you know the name, you can type it directly into the box. If you know part of the name, you can use the asterisk (*) as a wild card character. For example, to find rules starting with Equipment, type Equipment*. To find rules that contain (but do not start with) Equipment, type *Equipment. The software automatically adjusts the width of the list to display the full name. Press F12 to display the Dimension Rule Manager dialog box to edit the rule. For more information, see Dimension Rule Manager. Click More to open the Select Dimension Rule dialog box and define a dimension rule. For more information, see Select Dimension Rule Dialog Box and Dimensions.

Cloud Rule

Allows you to place filter-based clouds in drawings during updates. For more information, see Cloud Rule Manager.

Scroll bar

Enables you to view columns that extend beyond the dialog box borders. Use the scroll arrows ( and ) or move the scroll box to display additional columns.

View Frame

This section provides additional view frame properties you can set within the view style.

View Rule

Identifies the view frame rule to use for detail and section views within the drawing. Press F12 to display the View Frame Rule dialog box to edit the rule. Click More in the list to select a view rule, modify an existing rule, or create a new rule. For more information, see View Rules.

Matchline Rule

Provides a selectable list of delivered matchline labels. Press F12 to display the Matchline Rule Manager dialog box to edit the rule. Click More in the field to select a matchline rule. For more information, see Matchline Rules.

North Arrow Rule

Provides a selectable list of delivered north arrow labels. Press F12 to display the North Arrow Rule Manager dialog box to edit the rule. Click More in the field to select a north arrow label. For more information, see North Arrow Rules.

Stale Annotation Rule

Provides a selectable list of delivered stale annotation rules. Click More to display the available stale annotation rules. For more information, see Stale Annotation Rule in Labels Tab.

Copy and Insert Row

Duplicates the selected row. You can then edit the new row. This option is available only when you have a single row selected.

Clear All

Removes all data in the grid, but not the name or description of the view style.

  • You can change the order of the rows on the View Style Properties dialog box by selecting a row and then clicking the up and down arrows at the left side of the dialog box. If an object finds its match in several different filters, the last graphic rule applied (bottommost row) is used.

  • To delete a row from the table, select the row and press DELETE on the keyboard.

  • If any text string is longer than the width of its box on the grid, a ToolTip provides the entire string.

See Also

Create an Orthographic Drawing View Style
Define View Style Command (Tools Menu)