A plate bound to another plate is missing the connection - Intergraph Smart 3D - Administration

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A plate bound to another plate is missing the connection.



Detailed Description

A plate bound to another plate is missing the connection to the bounding object. The plate system in the database will likely fail in detailing due to Molded Forms modeling errors.

Possible Cause

  • The most common cause for this error is bounding a plate system by the semi-infinite plane of another plate system rather than its light part. Because the light part geometries do not intersect, no logical connection is created at the boundary, and the bounded part will fail to detail. The following graphic shows a longitudinal bulkhead bounded by a semi-infinite plane (a deck).

  • Another cause of this message is a plate system having another plate system in its boundary list that is not actually used as a boundary. This situation can only occur when a sketched boundary does not cross all necessary boundaries, and as a result, some boundaries are not used. TR56504 was filed for this condition.

Possible Impacts

  1. If the bounded plate system does not have a connection to the bounding object, the part cannot be successfully detailed.

  2. Additional plate systems may have been added to the boundary list.

What You Should Do

  1. Open the model.

  2. In the Molded Forms task, rebound the plate with a reference plane if the previous object used no longer overlaps the bounded plate.

  3. Remove any unnecessary boundaries.

  4. Re-run the Check Database Integrity custom command and the DBIntegrity report.

  5. If the object is still posted, contact Smart 3D Support.