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Intergraph Smart 3D Hangers and Supports

PPMProductFamily
3D Design and Visualization
PPMProduct
Intergraph Smart 3D
PPMCategory
Help
Version_S3D
12.x(2018)

The primary purpose of Hangers and Supports task is to support various types of distributive systems such as pipes, HVAC ducts, and cable trays. Usually, supports are connected to the supported object, such as a pipe, and to a supporting object, such as a beam. However, you can also place supports between two or more supported objects such as placing a support between two pipes.

  • Throughout this document, the word "support" is used as a generic way to refer to both supports and hangers.

  • Throughout this document, the word "feature" is used as a generic way to refer to pipes, HVAC ducts, cable trays, cable ways, and conduit.

The Hangers and Supports task treats supports as first class modeling components. The supports are connected to piping and structural systems instead of simple graphical references. Connections enable the supports to automatically react to design changes. For example, if the size of a pipe changes, the pipe supports automatically react.

In addition to providing tools to place, modify, and delete supports, the software also includes popular support catalogs. Also, several sample standard supports configured from the vendors' catalogs are provided. If a standard support does not exist for a specific case, you can model the designed supports, one part at a time.

The Hangers and Supports task has these commands:

Select - Selects objects in the model. For more information, see Edit Supports.

Place Support by Structure - Places a support at the intersection of a supporting object and the supported object. For more information, see Place Support by Structure.

Place Support by Point - Places a support at a location that you specify. For more information, see Place Support by Point.

Place Support by Reference - Places a support at a location that you specify with a reference point as structure reference, see Place Support by Reference.

Place Part - Adds or modifies parts in a designed support. For more information, see Place Part.

Drop Standard - Converts a standard support to a designed support. For more information, see Drop Standard.

Start 3rd Party App - Starts a third-party application to add parts to a designed support that you have already placed in the model. For more information, see Start 3rd Party App.

Place Linear Member - Places columns, beams, braces, and other linear members in the model. For more information, see Place Linear Member Systems.

Place Member Assembly - Places assembly connections between linear member systems. For more information, see Place Assembly Connection.

Trim Member - Manually copes and snips member parts based on objects and planes that you specify. For more information, see Trim Members.