Place a curve offset from an intersection - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

Intergraph Smart 3D
12.1 (2019)
  1. Click CurveAtOffsetByInt on the Geometric Construction Palette.

  2. Select a surface, such as a plate system or a reference plane. Typically this is a surface intersecting the surface selected for the main command.

  3. Select a surface intersected by the first surface. By default, this is the surface selected for the main command.

  4. Type an offset value.

    A green preview curve is visible at the offset from the surface intersection. If one of the surfaces, such as a reference plane, is infinite, then the preview curve is infinite.

  5. Click Continue.

    Temporary geometry displays in the graphic view and as CurveAtOffsetByInt in the Geometric Construction Explorer.

  6. If needed, create additional geometric constructions.

  7. Click Close to return to the main command ribbon.

  • If you stop the command before clicking Finish, the software does not save the geometric constructions to the model. When you restart the command, the following message displays, giving you the option to recover the geometric constructions:

    "The previous execution of the command was not completed. Do you want to recover the 3D construction?"

    The message displays only during creation of an object and is unavailable when editing an object.

  • The geometric constructions are not saved to the model until you click Finish on the main command ribbon to create the model object.