Place a buckling plate along a built-up tubular member - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Help
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12.x(2018)
  1. Click Advanced Plate System on the vertical toolbar.

  2. Select APS Icon Browser from the Macro Definition list.

    The Advanced Plate Palette dialog box displays.

  3. On the Buckling Plate tab, click BucklingPlateForTube.

    The Tubular Member Buckling Plate ribbon displays.

  4. In a graphic view, select a built-up tubular member. The name of this member type typically starts with BUTube....

    The intersection plane geometric construction, normal to the member axis and offset from the member start point, displays.

  5. If a different node is needed, click , and then select the node.

    The new node highlights, and the intersection plane offsets from the new node.

  6. Type the required offset value for Distance, and click Accept .

    The intersection plane moves to the new offset location.

    To better see the point at which the plane intersects the member, change the orientation of the graphic view.

  7. Click Continue.

    A preview of the buckling plate displays in the graphic view. The ribbon display returns to the Advanced Plate System ribbon.

  8. If the plate preview does not display in the required location, then:

    1. Click Select Supports .

      The ribbon display returns to the Tubular Member Buckling Plate ribbon.

    2. Type a new offset value for Distance, click Accept , and then click Continue.

      A preview of the plate, now in the new offset location, displays in the graphic view. The ribbon display returns to the Advanced Plate System ribbon.

  9. If needed, click Define Boundaries , and define boundaries for the plate.

  10. Click Finish.

    The software creates the buckling plate.