Creating Reference Curves - 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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12.x(2018)

The commands in the reference curves category allow you to create and modify 3D curves defined on any planar, knuckled, or curved surface. You can classify curves as reference, grids, marking, tangents, knuckles, paint, construction, and area limit.

  • When you create or edit a reference curve, the dialog box title displays the plate system name using the format Plate System: <name of the reference plane>.

  • You can change the default colors of reference curves, seams, profile systems, and knuckle curves to enhance visibility. For more information, see Modify Reference Curve Display Colors.

Reference Curve by Intersection - Creates a reference curve on the selected plate system by defining the landing curve as the intersection of the selected plate system and a grid plane. For more information, see Reference Curve by Intersection.

Reference Curve by Offset - Creates a reference curve on the selected plate system by defining the landing curve as being offset from an existing curve (such as another seam, plate boundary, profile system, or grid plane). For more information, see Reference Curve by Offset.

Reference Curve by 2D Sketch - Creates a reference curve on the selected plate system by projecting a 2D landing curve that you have sketched onto the plate system. For more information, see Reference Curve by 2D Sketch.

Reference Curve from External File - Creates and modifies knuckled reference curves. For more information, see Reference Curve from External File.

See Also

Knuckle Best Practices
Landing Curve Best Practices