Collation Rules in Drawings by Rule - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

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Marine mode collation rules specify how objects returned by a query are grouped. View styles then use the groups to create views in drawings-by-rule drawings. You specify the collation rule on the Queries tab of the Setup dialog box in the Drawings and Reports task. When you set up a Drawings by Rule package in the Drawings and Reports task, the collation rule is part of the query definition. For more information on using collation rules, see the Orthographic Drawings User's Guide.

The following example shows the collation concept:

The collation rules are delivered on the client machine in the [Program Folder]\ShipDrawings\Middle\Bin\CollationRules folder. The rules are also bulkloaded into the catalog. For more information, see CollationRule Sheet.

CollateAssemblySequence

Identifies the parts in an assembly and the assembly sequence of the parts as defined in the Planning task, then:

  1. Places each part of the assembly in a separate group.

  2. Creates a group for each step of the sequence by adding the next part(s) in the sequence.

Only groups parts within an assembly, not assemblies within an assembly or block.

CollateAssemblyStep

Identifies the parts and assemblies that make up an assembly or block and the assembly sequence of each, then creates a group for each step of the sequence by adding the next part(s) or assembly in the sequence.

CollateConnectedPlates

Groups connected plate parts. Connected plates are connected face-to-face (lapped connections) or edge-to-edge (butt connections).

CollateConnectedProfiles

Groups connected profiles parts. Connected profiles are connected end-to-end.

CollateContiguousBlocks

Groups spatially connected blocks.

CollateContiguousProfiles

Groups spatially connected profile parts.

CollateCoplanarPlates

Groups coplanar plate parts or plate parts with coplanar parent systems.

CollateForSteelOrder

Creates groups of major parts in a selected block/assembly. A grouping is created for parts that meet each of the following tests:

Major Plate Part Tests

  • Plate parts of the same type, such as deck plates, transverse bulkhead plates, longitudinal bulkhead plates, and hull plates.

  • Plate parts belonging to the same system.

  • Coplanar plate parts that may be in different systems. Coplanar means that plates with different thicknesses and thickness directions are collated if the thicknesses overlap.

  • Connected plate parts or plate parts with connected parent systems. Connections must be edge-to-edge (butt connections) or face-to-face (lapped connections).

    Major Profile Part Tests

  • Hull profile parts.

  • Profile parts belonging to the same system.

  • Connected profile parts or profile parts with connected parent systems. Connections must be end-to-end.

  • Hull plate parts are expanded and are separated into port and starboard groups.

  • Brackets and standalone plate parts are not grouped because brackets (created in both the Molded Forms and Structural Detailing tasks) and standalone plates (created in Structural Detailing task) are not major parts. After drawings are created, you can manually create views for these parts.

The following example shows a simple collation using the CollateForSteelOrder rule:

CollateMemberParts

Groups standard member parts and plate parts that make up a built-up member part. A view is created for each member part.

CollateSimilarProfiles

Groups similar profiles without sketch features to a single view by matching the following conditions between profiles:

  • Cross sections - The cross-section type and size must be the same.

  • Material grade - The material grade must be the same.

  • End cut counts.

  • End cut smart items - The end cut types must be the same, but the end cut parameters may be different.

  • Corner feature counts.

  • Corner feature smart items - The corner types must be the same but the feature parameters may be different.

  • Remaining feature counts.

  • Remaining feature distances.

  • Remaining feature parameter values - Edge features must be exactly the same, including the position, type, and parameters.

CollateSimilarProfilesByXML

Uses information in the manufacturing profile XML created in the Structural Manufacturing task. Groups similar profiles without sketch features to a single view by matching conditions between profiles. The goal is to group profiles based on the profile XML similar to the CollateSimilarProfiles collation rule. However, the profile XML only contains the data to support the following conditions:

  • Material grade

  • End cut counts

  • Corner feature counts

  • Remaining feature counts

  • Remaining feature distances

CollateTemplateSetToTemplates

Places each template in a template set in a separate group.

CollateToFlipShellProfilesByDir

Groups shell profiles with aft orientation into a view and reverses the view direction.

CollateToMany

Places each part in a separate group.

CollateToOne

Groups all parts.

The following table shows how collation rules are typically used, depending on the type of drawing you are creating:

Type of Drawing

Collation Rules

Scantling Drawings, including the following delivered packages:

Steel Order - Expansion
Steel Order by Block or Assembly

CollateToOne
CollateToMany
CollateConnectedProfile
CollateConnectedPlates
CollateContiguousProfiles
CollateCoplanarPlates
CollateForSteelOrder

Manufacturing Profile Sketch Drawings, including the following delivered packages:

Mfg Profile Sketch
Mfg Profile Sketch - Multiple

CollateToOne
CollateToMany
CollateSimilarProfiles
CollateSimilarProfilesByXML
CollateToFlipShellProfilesByDir

Manufacturing Template Drawings, including the following delivered packages:

Mfg Template
Mfg Template Set

CollateTemplateSetToTemplates

Manufacturing PinJig Drawings, including the following delivered packages:

Mfg PinJig

CollateToOne
CollateToMany

Hull Lines Drawings, including the following delivered packages:

Hull Lines

CollateToOne
CollateToMany

Assembly Drawings, including the following delivered packages:

Assembly Method
Assembly Sequence

CollateAssemblySequence
CollateAssemblySteps

See Also

Create Line Styles to Use in Drawing View Styles