Creating Features Common Tasks - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

Intergraph Smart 3D 2D Symbols

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3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Reference Data
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11.x(2016)

By following these tasks in order, you can create your own feature symbol quickly and easily.

Open and Set Up the Symbol File

The software delivers several templates that you can use to create your custom symbols. For more information, see Open and Set Up the Symbol File.

Manage Layers and Display Settings

Create the required layers, and any optional layers, for the symbol. For more information, see Manage Layers.

After you have created the layers, adjust the display settings to meet your needs. For more information, see Set Display Settings.

Sketch and Constrain Feature Graphic Inputs

Create the input curve inputs. For more information, see Sketch and Constrain Feature Graphic Inputs.

Sketch and Constrain Feature Construction Elements

Create construction geometry to aid in the definition and proper constraint of the feature symbol geometry. For more information, see Sketch and Constrain Feature Construction Elements.

Sketch and Constrain Feature Geometry

Create the symbol geometry. For more information, see Sketch and Constrain Feature Geometry.

Move Corner Feature Geometry

Additional considerations to create symbol geometry when a non-orthogonal cut is needed for a corner feature. For more information, see Move Corner Feature Geometry and Dimensions to AlongCorner Layer.

Create Feature Input Groups

Individually group each of the input curves. For more information, see Create Feature Input Groups.

Create Feature Output Group

Group the graphics that define the bracket into a unique group. For more information, see Create Feature Output Group.

Test Symbol Geometry

To verify that the geometry is properly constrained and behaves correctly, you need to test the symbol. For more information, see Testing Symbol Geometry.

Define Feature Symbol Properties

One of the most important steps of symbol creation is to map the dimensions in your symbol to the corresponding symbol parameter in your catalog workbook. For more information, see Define Feature Symbol Properties.

Define Feature Symbol Representation

Assign output geometry to a symbol representation. For more information, see Create Feature Symbol Representation.

Define Feature Inputs

Specify the feature inputs. For more information, see Define Feature Inputs.

Create ProfileSketch Layer

You must duplicate some geometry and dimensions on the ProfileSketch layer so that they appear on profile sketch drawings created in the Ship Drawings and Reports task. For more information, see Create Profile Sketch Layer.

Define ProfileSketch Symbol Representation

Assign the profile sketch group to a symbol representation. For more information, see Create ProfileSketchCurve Representation.

Adding Symbol Data to the Catalog

Add the part class of the symbol to the appropriate workbook from which it can be loaded into the Catalog database. For more information, see Add Symbol Data to the Catalog and Load Symbol Definition Data into an Excel Bulkload File.