Place a knuckled surface - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

Intergraph Smart 3D
12.1 (2019)
  1. Create the surface needed to define the knuckled surface.

    Surfaces (Geometric Construction Palette Dialog Box)

  2. Optionally, create curves to use as knuckle curves.

    Curves (Geometric Construction Palette Dialog Box)

  3. On the geometric construction ribbon, click More in the Geometric Construction box.

    The Select Geometric Construction dialog box appears.

  4. Select SurfWithKnuckles, and click OK.

    The SurfWithKnuckles ribbon appears.

  5. Select the surface.

  6. Optionally, click , and select curves to add to the surface as knuckle curves.

  7. Optionally, click , and select curves to remove from the surface as knuckle curves.

  8. Type the maximum angle for a surface bend at which the software creates a knuckle curve.

  9. Click Continue.

    Temporary geometry is displayed in the graphic view and as SurfWithKnuckles in the Geometric Construction Explorer.

  10. If needed, create additional geometric constructions.

  11. 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.