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Intergraph Smart 3D Systems and Specifications

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The basic metaphor for the Systems and Specifications environment is that of a content view of a single model, showing the complete system hierarchy. The system view is Explorer-like, with a tree view on the left for navigating the model hierarchy, and a content view on the right that includes tables for the systems and allowed specifications.

Tree View

The tree view, the left pane of the system view, displays the navigational tree hierarchy for the model, including the complete system breakdown. The tree view does not show individual parts, only the systems.

Content View

The content view, the right pane of the system view, displays the detailed information for the current selection in the tree view. You have the option, by clicking the tabs, to view a spreadsheet list view of the immediate children of the selected model or system, or to view its defined specifications. In the above illustration, for example, the System Content tab displays information regarding the children of the selected unit.

Viewing System Icons

Both the tree view and the toolbar use icons to represent each system type. As you become familiar with these icons, you can quickly identify a system type as it appears in the tree view or as you select the commands on the toolbar to create your system hierarchy.



Generic system

Conduit system

HVAC system

Electrical system

Equipment system

Piping system

Pipeline system

Structure system

Unit system

Area system

The following illustration shows how the system icons are used in the Systems and Specifications environment:

See Also

Systems and Specifications
Create New Systems