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Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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12 (2018)

Specifies the properties for the opening that you are placing.

Opening Properties

Opens the Opening Properties Dialog, which is used to define properties of the opening that are not available on the ribbon.

 Plate System

Selects the plate system on which to place the opening.

Define using 2D sketcher

Defines the opening by sketching in the Sketch 2D environment. See 2D Sketcher Options, below.

To display a grid or reference plane ruler in the Sketch 2D environment, first define an active coordinate system using Tools > PinPoint Command.

Define by catalog selection

Defines an advanced opening directly in the 3D model by selecting an opening geometric construction and defining its dimensions and supports. This option opens the Opening Palette Dialog and the Geometric Construction Explorer Dialog.

Finish

Places the opening using the defined parameters.

 Reject

Clears all selections.

 Accept

Accepts all selections

Opening design type

Specifies the design opening property for the opening or hole. The default value is Permanent Access. The list is defined by the CutoutDesignType codelist.

Opening planning method

Specifies the planning opening property for the opening or hole. The default value is Design. The list is defined by the CutoutPlanningMethod codelist.

Opening production method

Specifies the production opening property for the opening or hole. The default value is Cut. The list is defined by the CutoutProductionMethod codelist.

For more information about opening properties, see Openings Command.

Auto Cut

Specifies that the software cuts the opening when the command finishes. Clear this option to create the opening geometry and delay cutting the plate system.

  • Clearing this option is useful when multiple users are concurrently working in the same area of the model. If another user has the plate system locked, Opening can fail to finish. In this situation, the software deletes the opening geometry.

  • Use Cut/Uncut Openings Command to cut openings at a later time.

2D Sketcher Options

 Sketching Plane

Specify the sketching plane for the opening. This is the first step in defining the opening.

 Add Intersecting Item

Allows you to select objects that intersect the sketching plane in the 3D environment. You see the selected objects in the Sketch 2D environment.

 Add Projection Item

Allows you to select objects that do not intersect the sketching plane in the 3D environment. The objects are projected onto the sketching plane, and you see the selected objects in the Sketch 2D environment.

Sketch 2D

Opens the Sketch 2D environment in which you can draw the opening.

Auto Import Enable/Disable

Allows the software to automatically add all objects that are relative to the object to be sketched to a select set. Items in the select set are highlighted in the graphics view and in the Workspace Explorer. If no objects are added to the select set, the software displays a message in the status bar. This option is only available when you use the Add Intersecting Item or the Add Projection Item option. See Sketch 2D Best Practices for more information.

 Offset from Plane

Defines a plane at a specified offset distance from another plane. An offset distance of 0 defines a coincident plane.

 Plane by Point and Vector

Defines a plane using a vector normal to the plane being defined. A third point defines the plane position along the vector.

 Plane by Three Points

Defines a plane using three points that you identify in the model.

/ Offset Lock

Locks the Offset value, disabling updates of the offset value by moving the pointer in a graphic view. The Lock option is only available when you use the Offset from a Plane method.

Offset

Specifies the offset distance from the selected grid plane or planar model object. You can specify the offset dynamically by moving the mouse in a graphic view or by typing the distance. This option is only available when you use the Offset from a Plane method. You can type the following formats for offset values:

  • Offset distance without units.

Example: 5, when default units are millimeters (mm). The software converts the distance to 5 mm.

  • Offset distance with units. The value converts to the default units.

Example: 5 m, when default units are millimeters (mm). The software converts the distance to 5000 mm.

  • Coordinate System: Frame plus or minus an offset distance.

Example (when the model has multiple coordinate systems): CS_0:F20 + 1.5 m

Example (when the model has one coordinate system): F20 + 1.5 m

/ Remove/Maintain Relationships of the Plane

Maintains the relationships of the plane to the definition method and the geometry used by the definition method. For example, a plane created with Offset from Plane  maintains the relationship of the selected plane and the Offset value. Otherwise, this option disables the relationships of the plane to allow moving of the plane.

When you copy a bracket and use Edit > Paste > Delete Optional to remove a boundary, Remove/Maintain Relationships of the Plane / is not visible. You must first click Select Bracket Supports to allow the command to determine the applicable options.

 Select Vector

Specifies a vector normal to the required plate system plane. This option is only available when you use the Plane by Point and Vector plane method.

 Define Point

Specifies the point along the vector at which to place the plate system. This option is only available when you use the Plane by Point and Vector plane method.

 Define Point 1

Specifies the location of the first of three points that defines the plane. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Three Points plane method.

 Define Point 2

Specifies the location of the second of three points that defines the plane. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Three Points plane method.

 Define Point 3

Specifies the location of the third of three points that defines the plane. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Three Points plane method.