Place a reference dimension - Intergraph Smart Isometrics - Help - Hexagon PPM

Intergraph Smart Isometrics Help

PPMProduct
Intergraph Smart Isometrics
PPMCategory_custom
Help
SPFVersion_custom
2019 (10.0)
Version_IConfig
6.0(2016)
Version_ISOGEN
13.0(2016)
Version_SPIso
7.0(2019)
Version_SPSplgn
9.0(2019)

You can use reference dimensions to indicate the relative position of an object compared to some fixed point, such as a wall or steel column.

The ability to place or edit a reference dimension using relative coordinates is only available if the 3D coordinates of the referenced point are fully defined.

  1. Click Place > Reference Dimension.

  2. Click the pipe, component, or open end to define the location of the reference dimension.

  3. Click a second point in the Detail window to indicate the location of the reference dimension flag.

    The software opens the Reference Dimension dialog box .

  4. Define the reference point values, and then click OK.

    The software places the reference dimension in the sketch and displays its attribute information in the Properties window.

  5. In the Properties window, define the reference dimension attributes.

The table below lists attribute data for reference dimensions:

Attribute Name

Description

Referenced Item

Select from the list of referenced objects. Isogen uses annotation for each of the items.

Referenced Item Direction

Select the orientation of the symbol drawn by Isogen for the referenced object.

LineStyle

Select the line type of the symbol drawn by Isogen for the referenced object.

Message

Type the name or some other identification for the referenced item.

Style

Select how the message text is displayed.

Status

Show the referenced item dimensioned or undimensioned. If you select Dimensioned, Isogen displays the dimension; if you select Undimensioned, it does not.

Type of Dimension

Select either the orthogonal dimension style or the skew dimension style.

You can use the Properties window to edit the coordinates of a referenced object using absolute or relative coordinates. Alternatively, right-click the origin on the referenced object, and then select Edit.