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Intergraph Smart 3D
10.1 (2014 R1)

Specifies the properties for the assembly connection that you are placing or editing.

Assembly Connection Properties

Activates the Assembly Connection Properties dialog box. You can use this dialog box to specify additional properties that you cannot set on the ribbon. For more information, see Assembly Connection Properties Dialog Box (Members).

Select Member/Connection

Activated automatically by the software so that you can select the frame connection or the member for which you want to place assembly connections.


Click to place the assembly connection the model.


Rejects the selected object.


Confirms that the selected members, is the member to place assembly connections for. The software displays in tentative mode the results of the assembly connection.


Specifies how you want the software to handle existing assembly connections when you try to place a new assembly connection at the same location. Select Retain existing to keep the existing assembly connection. Select Update existing to replace the existing assembly connection with the new assembly connection.

By Rule

Select to allow the software to select the assembly connection to use based on the selected member parts and their orientation to each other.


Select the assembly connection type to use. If you select By Rule, the software determines the correct assembly connection to use based on the geometry between the member parts, and this option is unavailable. If you select More, all available assembly connections display from which you can select the assembly connection to use. For more information about assembly connections, see Member Assembly Connections.

Member Part Parent

Select to make the member part the parent object of the assembly connection. Clear this option to specify a generic system, using the System box, to be the assembly connection parent. Assembly connections created using member parts as their parents can be edited to have a system parent later if needed.


Select the system to which the assembly connection belongs. You can define new systems in the Systems and Specifications task. This option is unavailable if you select Member Part Parent. Assembly connections created using a system as their parent can be edited to have a member part as their parent later if needed.


Specify the name of the assembly connection.